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The Tinybanker/Tinba Trojan has expanded its target list to attack banks worldwide, according to Avast.
According to Trend Micro, roughly 74 percent of PoS malware detections between April and June have been in the U.S.
A phishing campaign targeting Apple IDs was spotted last week on the heels of news that Apple iCloud accounts belonging to several celebrities had been compromised.
Two well known independent antivirus testing labs have published the results of tests performed on security products designed for devices running Mac OS X operating systems.
AVG Technologies will pay $140 million initially, plus an additional $80 million in cash considerations during the next two years based on the achievement of certain performance-related criteria.
Researchers at FireEye take a look at the Syrian Malware Team, a possible offshoot of the Syrian Electronic Army.
Retailers need to be on guard against the Backoff malware, which has been tied to attacks against 1,000 businesses so far, the council says.
Netflix has released two applications used by the company's security team to monitor the Web for potential threats.
Trend Micro and McAfee talk security at the VMworld 2014 conference in San Francisco.
The attackers are using anti-Western sentiment in an attempt to trick users into downloading the malware, according to BitDefender.

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David Harley's picture
David Harley chimes in with some thoughts on the latest developments from the AMTSO and the Anti-Malware Industry.
David Harley's picture
The vulnerability in Windows Shell’s parsing of .LNK (shortcut) files presents some interesting and novel features in terms of its media lifecycle as well as its evolution from zero-day to patched vulnerability. For most of us, the vulnerability first came to light in the context of Win32/Stuxnet, malware that in itself presents some notable quirks.
David Harley's picture
The anti-malware industry sometimes sees more complicated problems than you might imagine, and they can’t all be fixed by tweaking detection algorithms or giving the marketing team a productivity bonus.
Mike Lennon's picture
Malvertising - Popular websites, blogs, and ad networks are fast becoming the preferred means of cybercriminals, identity thieves, and hackers to steal consumer information and distribute malicious content.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Anti-virus products scan for malware in two ways. They look for sequences of bits that are found in programs that are known to be “evil” (but which are not commonly found in “good” programs)...