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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.
The Stegoloader malware's main module is cleverly hidden inside a PNG image file. The threat is designed to steal information from infected systems.
The Duqu attackers used a stolen certificate as part of their scheme to stay stealthy, according to Kaspersky Lab.
Experts share their opinion on Duqu 2.0. Thoughts on the malware's level of sophistication, prevention and detection methods, similarities with other attacks, and attribution.
Researchers at Raytheon|Websense have identified a malvertising campaign that may have impacted millions of visitors to sites ranging from CNN Indonesia to users of the Bejewled Blitz game on Facebook.
The attack group behind the Duqu platform is back - and this time, they are even more sophisticated, according to Kaspersky Lab.
IBM Security researchers spotted a new version of the banking Trojan Tinba that is more effective and resilient. Users in Poland, Italy, Germany and Netherlands targeted.
Some organizations still haven't removed Stuxnet from their computers. Infections spotted in India, Iran and Indonesia.
MalumPOS malware targets PoS systems running Oracle's Micros platforms. The threat disguises itself as NVIDIA display driver components.
Victims of the Locker ransomware can recover their files for free. The decryption keys have been made available by someone claiming to be the malware's author.

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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!