Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have analyzed a malicious Java application that turned out to be a cross-platform bot used for DDoS attacks.
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The website for toy maker Hasbro has been infected and serving malware in drive-by download attacks, Barracuda Networks reports.
Targeted espionage attacks against an Israeli government agency have been using the XtremeRAT malware to steal data.
Officials at Michaels, the large craft and home goods retailer, are investigating a potential data breach that has apparently affected an unknown number of cards used in the chain’s stores in the last few weeks.
The attackers who penetrated the Neiman Marcus network last year were on the network for at least three months and made off with credit and debit card data belonging to 1.1 million customers.
Spam emails promoting a non-existent PC version of the popular WhatsApp messaging service could be leading unsuspecting users to a malicious banker Trojan.
A spambot that behaves similarly to the Cutwail botnet has been discovered. It not only sends out spam messages, but also contains a data-stealing component. Researchers said the malware sends out a good deal of traffic and hides its malicious activity in its own traffic.
While most malware campaigns are aimed at the masses, attackers often save their best stuff for high-value targets, as a recent campaign targeting American journalists and activists from the EFF shows.
The attackers who infiltrated Target’s network several weeks ago and made off with 40 million credit and debit card numbers used a multi-stage attack, funneling their stolen data through an FTP server and then a VPS server in Russia. It took more than two weeks, but the attackers eventually exfiltrated about 11 GB of data, researchers say.
Microsoft will continue to support the antimalware engine that protects Windows XP until July 2015, despite the operating system’s expected end-of-life in April.