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The ransomware has been upgraded to add a new focus - stealing user credentials for profit.
The complete source code for the Android remote access Trojan (RAT) called Dendroid has been leaked online and, after analyzing it, researchers determined that the malware is plagued by several vulnerabilities.
One of the vulnerabilities exploited by the notorious Stuxnet malware still appears to be an open hole on many machines, according to Kaspersky Lab.
New research from Kaspersky Lab shows that the attackers have infected more than 10,000 users
Google added a new alert to bolster its Safe Browsing service.
Google is counting HTTPS use in its search engine rankings, and wants to promote HTTPS use around the Web.
Two of the nine bulletins are rated critical, according to Microsoft.
Synology responded to user reports of a ransomware attack that encrypted files and demanded 0.6 Bitcoins - equivalent today to roughly $346 USD - in ransom.
FireEye and Fox-IT have teamed up to provide a new service to assist users whose computers have been infected with the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware.
After analyzing malicious traffic from its customers' networks, Cisco found that roughly 94 percent of them had issued DNS requests to hostnames with IP addresses associated with the distribution of malware that incorporates man-in-the-browser.

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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.
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!
Zeus 2.1 now boasts features that help it avoid analysis and hostile takeover from law enforcement, researchers, or competing cybercriminal organizations.
David Harley's picture
David Harley chimes in with some thoughts on the latest developments from the AMTSO and the Anti-Malware Industry.