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Kaspersky Lab researchers identified a sophisticated hacking group called the Equation Group, which worked with zero-day malware used by Stuxnet and Flame years before the cyberweapons used them.
Dubbed the Yanbian Gang by researchers at Trend Micro, the crew is believed to have stolen millions of dollars from mobile banking customers at five banks in South Korea since 2013.
A new report published by Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs estimates that 16 million mobile devices were infected with malware in 2014.
In its annual threat report, researchers at CrowdStrike outline the explosion of point-of-sale malware attacks.
VirusTotal urges major software developers to submit their files in an effort to reduce false positive antivirus detections.
Researchers at Avast identified applications on Google Play that were displaying unwanted ads, including a popular application that had been downloaded millions of times.
A new survey of 645 IT pros found that web-borne malware attacks are a growing and expensive danger to enterprises.
A Sophos researcher examined the skill sets of APT groups versus common malware authors in a new paper, and what he found may surprise you.
The total number of digital certificates used to sign malicious and shady software has increased considerably over the past years, Kaspersky shows
Symantec has discovered a link between a backdoor Trojan and the Skeleton Key malware used to bypass authentication on Active Directory systems.

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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!