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Cybercriminals managed to breach one of the servers used for HealthCare.gov, the official website of the United States' health insurance marketplace, federal officials reported on Thursday.
In recent attacks that used the Angler exploit kit, malicious code was injected directly into running processes instead of being written to the disk.
A new variant of the Bifrose backdoor has been used in a cyberattack aimed at an unnamed device manufacturer, Trend Micro reported.
A new variant of BlackPOS (Kaptoxa), a piece of RAM scraping malware designed to target point-of-sale (PoS) systems, has been spotted in the wild by researchers at Trend Micro.
Srizbi, once considered one of the most powerful botnets, is apparently trying to make a comeback with the aid of a new piece of malware, F-Secure reported.
A major online advertising company has been serving malicious ads on several high-profile websites, Fox-IT reported on Wednesday.
Small and medium companies in the European automobile sector have been targeted by cybercriminals using a relatively new piece of malware, Symantec has warned.
The United States Secret Service estimated more than 1,000 businesses have been infected by the "Backoff" point-of-sale malware, and many of them are unaware they have been compromised, according to a Department of Homeland Security advisory.
Experts say cybercriminals are moving away from fake anti-virus attacks because they're not as profitable as they used to be.
Security researchers have discovered that a piece of malware designed to run on Linux computers has been ported by its creators to Windows.

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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.
Marc Solomon's picture
Mosquitoes are quite similar to malware. There are thousands of species and numerous ways to try to protect against them but each method has its limitations.
Aviv Raff's picture
Without the elements of prevention, detection, and protection all working together, threat actors will always have the advantage, and will find a way to carry out their illicit economic, political or social agendas.
Aviv Raff's picture
A combination of new threat actors, new attack approaches, and new masking tactics demand that enterprises redefine malware, and make all necessary investments in people, technology and systems to stay one step ahead.
Mark Hatton's picture
One of my concerns heading into these Olympic Games is that the public has become somewhat desensitized to cyber-attacks and we may not have the same level of vigilance against cyber threats as we should.