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TeslaCrypt 2.0 ransomware comes with a new ransom screen (taken from CryptoWall 3.0) and an improved encryption scheme.
Seaduke Trojan, the latest member of the “Duke” malware family, used in attacks against high-value targets.
Cybercriminals are using mutated versions of the same ransomware to ensure the success of their operation.
Kovter ad fraud trojan updates Flash Player and Internet Explorer on infected systems to keep other malware out.
Flash Player vulnerability (CVE-2015-3090) fixed two weeks ago integrated into Angler exploit kit. The flaw is leveraged to deliver the Bedep Trojan.
Scareware disguised as Minecraft apps on Google Play downloaded by users up to 28 million times, says ESET.
Cybercriminals are using SVG image files to distribute CryptoWall ransomware. The malware might also be targeting school databases.
Penn State University said Friday that it disconnected the network of its college of engineering from the Internet in response to a cyber attack believed to be conducted by threat actors based in China.
The attack group "Naikon" has spent the last five years successfully infiltrating national organizations around the South China Sea in search of geo-political intelligence, Kaspersky Lab said.
Cybercriminals use the Bartalex macro malware to deliver the Dyre banking Trojan to enterprises. Most infections spotted in the United States.

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Marc Solomon's picture
Given the continuous innovation by attackers, it’s likely that your malware analysis needs have exceeded the capabilities of traditional sandboxing technologies.
Wade Williamson's picture
By building security controls that identify and correlate the malicious behaviors of an attack, we can begin to the tip the scales back in our favor.
Wade Williamson's picture
Like most modern malware, Carbanak is not some autonomous bit of code running on its own, but rather a vehicle for a remote human attacker to watch, learn and remotely drive the attack.
Pat Calhoun's picture
Cybercriminals are getting increasingly sophisticated in their efforts to outsmart security defenses such as sandboxing. Here is a quick look at techniques used by attackers to evade sandbox detection.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Wade Williamson's picture
The most important aspect for us as security professionals is to realize that the man-in-the-browser is not going away, and to understand what exactly has made it so successful.
Wade Williamson's picture
In the same way we have watched APT techniques trickle down from nation-state actors to more opportunistic criminals, we should expect MitB to expand from financial services to all types of applications.
Michael Callahan's picture
While attackers are constantly improving their evasion tactics to extend the lifetime of their malware, users can also leverage these types of evasion tactics to help prevent malware infection in the first place.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.
Danelle Au's picture
Trying to defend against modern, advanced attacks with one-off point solutions is like playing a whack-a-mole game, always one step behind the attacker and trying to play catch up with the alerts as they’re received.