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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.
According to IBM, the gang has targeted U.S. businesses with sophisticated social engineering attacks.
Malwarebytes' researchers spotted an attack campaign hitting victims with the Nuclear exploit kit.
Researchers at Symantec have observed a sophisticated, multi-stage attack campaign focused on energy companies in the Middle East.
According to researchers at Symantec, a number of botnet offerings have surfaced to help users of the Twitch streaming video platform build their audiences illegitimately.
Attackers can steal data or launch commands from isolated computers using only heat emissions and built-in thermal sensors, researchers have demonstrated.
The Dridex malware can now wait until the malicious document is closed before executing, according to Proofpoint.
Most organizations believe it would take hours or more for them to detect a breach, with nearly 30 percent stating it would take days or weeks, according to a new survey.
For the past several months, Google has been reviewing applications before they are published on Google Play to identify violations of their developer policy.
Kaspersky continues to monitor the activities of the threat group known as Crouching Yeti, Energetic Bear and Dragonfly.

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!