Security Experts:

Virus & Malware
long dotted

NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

The United States was home for 30 percent of the PoS malware infections identified by Trend Micro in the third quarter.
An ongoing attack campaign is believed to have hit more than 50 targets across 16 countries, including critical infrastructure companies.
The free WhiteScope service compares file contents and file hashes with "known good" files from ICS/SCADA installation media from vendors such as Advantech, Siemens and Rockwell Automation.
Researchers at IntelCrawler say a new piece of point-of-sale malware is hitting mass transit systems and mixes backdoor functionality with RAM scrapping and keylogging features.
Researchers at FireEye say the APT3 group is now using exploits for recently-patched Windows vulnerabilities.
Adobe Systems issued a security update today for Flash Player users on Mac, Windows and Linux.
Over the course of a single month in April 2008 the attackers collected administrative credentials that would allow them to manipulate a GSM network in a Middle Eastern country, according to Kaspersky Lab.
Google's Macintosh Operations Team announced last week the availability of the source code for "Santa," a tool designed for whitelisting and blacklisting binaries on Apple's Mac OS X operating systems.
The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Florida recently obtained a court order that temporarily shuts down what the agency says is a massive tech support scam.
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.

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Virus & Malware

rss icon

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!