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Android banking Trojan SlemBunk continues to evolve as part of a highly-organized ongoing campaign [Read More]
A new financial Trojan designed to deceive voice call-based two-factor authorization (2FA) systems is targeting Android devices, Symantec security researchers warn. [Read More]
The Rovnix banking Trojan, which has been known to focus on European banks, has started targeting Japan [Read More]
Trend Micro has discovered vulnerable TVs from brands such as Changhong, Konka, Mi, Philips, Panasonic, and Sharp, but says that other Android devices are also at risk. [Read More]
Nasty mobile malware known as "Brain Test" found infecting Android devices via Google Play has made a comeback, security firm Lookout reports. [Read More]
Researchers from Proofpoint say they recently discovered a rogue app store that lets iOS device users download apps from a catalog offering more than 1 million apps, without having to jailbreak their device. [Read More]
Security researchers have observed an increase in exploit kit (EK) activity in the beginning of this year, coupled with a series of mutations, which include spreading more malware, Heimdal Security reports. [Read More]
Ransom32 is a JavaScript-based file-encryption ransomware that is offered as a service [Read More]
Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks have discovered a new family of malware that secretly turns infected systems into Internet proxies. [Read More]
Researchers at Symantec have discovered a new piece of Android malware that drops and runs a firewall binary called DroidWall on compromised devices to prevent security applications from connecting to their services. [Read More]

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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.