Researchers have unearthed a new version of the Rovnix malware that has a couple of additional features, including a new domain generation algorithm and a secure transmission channel for communicating with the command-and-control servers. Rovnix is a malware variant that often has been distributed by other kinds of malware. Last year Microsoft warned users about a[…]
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Researchers have discovered a variant of the CryptoWall ransomware that has a valid digital signature and is being distributed through malicious ads on several top-ranked Alexa Web sites.
SEATTLE–The FBI has developed an internal malware-analysis tool, somewhat akin to the systems used by antimalware companies, and plans to open the system up to external security researchers, academics and others. The system is known as Malware Investigator and is designed to allow FBI agents and other authorized law enforcement users to upload suspicious files.[…]
Some researchers are trying to stay a step ahead of the game by predicting which domains will be used for malicious purposes.
A critical remote code execution vulnerability in Bash, present in almost all Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X deployments, has been discovered. Experts advise immediate patching.
Spam emails pretending to be a security update for LogMeIn users, including a new security certificate countering Heartbleed attacks, are making the rounds, warns the SANS Institute.
The Kyle and Stan malvertising network has compromised more than nine times as many domains as originally reported two weeks ago.
IBM reports a variant of the Citadel banking Trojan was spotted in APT-style targeted attacks against petrochemical companies in the Middle East.
Crypto ransomware, a relatively unknown phenomenon a couple of years ago, has exploded into one of the nastier malware problems for Internet users. Variants such as CryptoLocker and CryptoWall have been siphoning money from victims for some time, and now researchers have dissected a newer variant known as TorrentLocker and found that the creators made[…]