A variant of CryptoLocker ransomware is targeting gamers, encrypting files associated with more than 20 popular titles in exchange for a Bitcoin payment.
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The federal government is seeking more legal power to step in and shut down botnets through an amendment to the existing criminal law, which would allow the Department of Justice to obtain injunctions to disrupt these malicious networks. The Obama administration has proposed an amendment to existing United Stated federal law that would give it[…]
HP’s Zero Day Initiative published details of a bypass for a five-year-old Windows patch for the .LNK vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet.
The EquationDrug cyberespionage platform is a complicated system that is used selectively against only certain target machines, one that can be extended via a collection of 116 malware plug-ins, researchers at Kaspersky Lab said.
Microsoft released a new patch for the LNK vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet after it learned original patch from 2010 failed and left Windows machines exposed.
DDoS attacks have been a persistent problem for the the better part of 20 years, and as ISPs and enterprises have adjusted their defenses, attackers have adapted their tactics. One of the more effective tools in the attackers’ arsenal now is the use of botnets to generate massive numbers of DNS queries for a target[…]
A recent malware sample dynamically generates the name of a mutex object by using Windows product ID, lessening its predictability and complicating detection.
A phishing campaign that spiked this week is pushing the Dridex banking Trojan via malicious macros embedded in XML file attachments.
OpenDNS went public with a new analytics tool that can be used to detect malicious domains used in APT and cybercrime campaigns.
The Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel chain is investigating a data breach that affects credit cards used in an “isolated number” of its hotels in the United States and Europe. Company officials said that the attack involved “undetectable” malware on some of its systems and emphasized that only credit card data, and no other personal information,[…]