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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.
Invincea has enhanced its offerings with new threat identification and response capabilities added to its container-based endpoint protection solution.
The attack launched by ISIS-linked hackers on the French TV station TV5Monde appears to have involved Kjw0rm, a RAT developed using Njw0rm source code.
Linux Australia server hacked. The attackers set up a botnet C&C server and they might have stolen the personal details of conference attendees.
Researchers at Trend Micro have identified a 64-bit version of the NewPosThings point-of-sale (PoS) malware.
Cybercriminals have been leveraging a vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin to redirect the visitors of thousands of websites to exploit kits.
Cybercriminals have been using the Vawtrak Trojan in an ongoing campaign targeted at Canadian online banking users.
Palo Alto Networks shared details of a security vulnerability in Android that could allow an attacker to hijack the installation of a what appears to be a safe Android application and modify or replace it with malware.
Security firms warn that the notorious njRAT is making a comeback. The malware continues to use dynamic DNS services for C&C communications.

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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.
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.