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Researchers at ESET pulled the covers back on malware that infected thousands of servers running the Linux and FreeBSD operating systems.
Researchers with EMC's RSA division uncovered ties between PoSeidon and an attack that may be part of an attempt to compromise a supply chain.
Trend Micro has published a report detailing RawPOS, an old point-of-sale malware that has been used recently in attacks aimed at hotels, resorts and casinos.
SSDP reflection amplification attacks continued their dramatic rise during the first quarter of 2015, according to Arbor Networks.
Security experts discuss social engineering techniques and how enterprises should consider crafting their security strategy to respond.
Based on their analysis of the Dorkbot, RageBot, Phorpiex, and IRCBot.HI botnets, Zscaler researchers have determined that IRC-based botnets are still effective and they continue to evolve.
Invincea has enhanced its offerings with new threat identification and response capabilities added to its container-based endpoint protection solution.
Operation Pawn Storm continues to evolve its tactics to infect organizations all over the world.
A new drive-by-download attack vector dubbed "drive-by-login" is used to deliver malware only to targeted users. Researchers expect an increase in such attacks.
Researchers have conducted a detailed analysis of AlienSpy, a Java-based remote access Trojan (RAT) that has been used by malicious actors to target regular Internet users and enterprises worldwide.

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