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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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