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Malware developers have used the source code of the remote access tool (RAT) Njw0rm to create two new RATs, researchers at Trend Micro reported on Thursday.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab disclosed information about two of the modules used by the notorious malware platform.
In mid-December, malware developers launched a new version of the notorious Carberp Trojan, a threat designed to steal sensitive information from infected devices.
Version 3.0 of the notorious file-encrypting ransomware CryptoWall has been spotted by researchers.
Researchers at Dell SecureWorks say the malware allows attackers to use a password of their choosing to authenticate as any user.
Researchers at F-Secure have been been monitoring the CosmicDuke, MiniDuke and OnionDuke cyber espionage campaigns and they’ve made some interesting discoveries.
Highly persistent Mac OS X firmware bootkits can be installed on Apple computers, giving attackers full control of the device, a researcher has warned.
Attackers are using documents laced with malicious macros to spread the Dridex Trojan, according to Trustwave.
Researchers of Cisco’s Talos Group have conducted an in-depth analysis of CryptoWall 2.0, a notorious piece of ransomware designed to encrypt files on infected systems and hold them for ransom
A malvertising attack impacting the Huffington Post and other sites during the last several days redirected victims to a malicious site serving an exploit kit.

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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!