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Researchers at Trend Micro have spotted a campaign in which attackers abuse advertising networks and the Flashpack exploit kit in an effort to distribute various pieces of malware.
A study of more than 600,000 online ads during a three-month period linked one percent to malicious activity.
A new sophisticated piece of malware distributed by threat actors through a malicious exit node on the Tor anonymity network appears to be related to the notorious MiniDuke.
The PlugX (Korplug) remote access Trojan (RAT) has been used by a threat group to target users in Afghanistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Invision Power Services (IPS) has released patches to address an SQL injection vulnerability affecting versions 3.3.x and 3.4.x of the popular online forum software IP.Board.
Researchers at FireEye say the attack could be used to replace legitimate applications on iOS devices with malicious ones.
A group of attackers have targeted business travelers in the Asia-Pacific region with a sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign, Kaspersky Lab said today.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab describe the plugins used by the malware.
The malware's author has added new twists to the malware to make it more difficult to detect and analyze.
A reconnaissance framework documented by researchers earlier this year has been used by multiple threat groups in watering hole attacks targeting organizations in various sectors.

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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!
Zeus 2.1 now boasts features that help it avoid analysis and hostile takeover from law enforcement, researchers, or competing cybercriminal organizations.
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