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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.
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.

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David Harley chimes in with some thoughts on the latest developments from the AMTSO and the Anti-Malware Industry.
David Harley's picture
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