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A new version of the DGA.Changer malware uses some new techniques to trick sandbox solutions and researchers.
Malicious iOS apps found in Hacking Team leak leverage “Masque Attacks” to steal sensitive data even from non-jailbroken devices.
Researchers at Invincea have tested the effectiveness of an automated analysis system that focuses on the images embedded in malware.
RIG 3.0 has been used to infect more than 1.3 million devices worldwide. The latest version is designed to prevent another source code leak.
HTML5 can be used to obfuscate exploits used in drive-by download attacks and make them more difficult to detect, say researchers.
A KINS/ZeusVM malware builder and control panel source code have been leaked. The toolkit allows cybercriminals to easily generate new Trojans.
Dino, a sophisticated espionage platform used by the Animal Farm threat group, provides more evidence that the developers are French speakers.
Health organizations in North America are being hit hardest by the Stegoloader malware, according to Trend Micro.
According to the FBI, CryptoWall attacks cost victims in excess of $18 million between April 2014 and June 2015.
Documents leaked by NSA Edward Snowden suggest the NSA and GCHQ may be targeting antivirus companies and reverse-engineering their products, according to a report.

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
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.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!