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A study of more than 600,000 online ads during a three-month period linked one percent to malicious activity.
A new sophisticated piece of malware distributed by threat actors through a malicious exit node on the Tor anonymity network appears to be related to the notorious MiniDuke.
The PlugX (Korplug) remote access Trojan (RAT) has been used by a threat group to target users in Afghanistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Invision Power Services (IPS) has released patches to address an SQL injection vulnerability affecting versions 3.3.x and 3.4.x of the popular online forum software IP.Board.
Researchers at FireEye say the attack could be used to replace legitimate applications on iOS devices with malicious ones.
A group of attackers have targeted business travelers in the Asia-Pacific region with a sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign, Kaspersky Lab said today.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab describe the plugins used by the malware.
The malware's author has added new twists to the malware to make it more difficult to detect and analyze.
A reconnaissance framework documented by researchers earlier this year has been used by multiple threat groups in watering hole attacks targeting organizations in various sectors.
The phishing campaign was first spotted in mid-October, and leverages vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of Adobe Reader.

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