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Researchers at Websense detailed a proof-of-concept for compromising the command and control of a Zeus Trojan in the wild.
The RIG Exploit Kit is successfully leveraging malicious advertising techniques (malvertising) to distribute a piece of file-encrypting ransomware dubbed Cryptowall.
Microsoft is releasing seven security bulletins next week to address vulnerabilities in several products.
Known as Simplocker, the malware appears to be aimed at users in Russia and the Ukraine, according to security firm ESET.
New malware designed to target point-of-sale systems is using two notorious pieces of malware as sources of inspiration, researchers at Arbor Networks say.
The FBI, Europol and other law enforcement agencies around the world teamed up with the private sector to disrupt a major cybercrime operation, authorities said.
A new spate of attacks from hackers believed to be based in the Middle East have hit a number of government agencies across several countries as well as at least one financial institution in the U.S., according to FireEye.
RiskIQ, a company that helps detect digital threats stemming from the Web, online ad networks and mobile, announced this week that it has raised $25 million in a series B round of financing
According to threat intelligence firm IntelCrawler, the botnet is composed of roughly 1,500 PoS terminals, accounting systems and grocery management platforms around the world.
VirusTotal, the popular service that lets users analyze suspicious files and URLs to help facilitate the detection of malware, has launched a Mac OS X version of its VirusTotal Uploader utility.

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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)...