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The Rogue malware can exfiltrate user data from Android devices and install additional payloads. [Read More]
German software maker SAP has published 10 bulletins with fixes for a range of serious security vulnerabilities. [Read More]
Microsoft's first batch of patches for 2021 includes a fix for a critical Microsoft Defender vulnerability that's been actively exploited. [Read More]
The Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux hits GA milestone and now provides endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities to all users. [Read More]
The U.S. chipmaker is adding hardware to the arsenal of tools available to defend against destructive and costly ransomware attacks. [Read More]
CrowdStrike shares an analysis of Sunspot, a piece of malware that was used by hackers to insert the Sunburst backdoor into SolarWinds’ Orion product in the recent supply chain attack. [Read More]
Bitdefender has released a free decryptor for DarkSide, a piece of ransomware that allegedly helped cybercriminals make millions from targeted companies. [Read More]
Ongoing coverage of the SolarWinds Orion attacks and useful resources, including analysis and indicators of compromise (IOC). Check back often for updates. [Read More]
The FBI has issued an alert for Egregor ransomware attacks on businesses. The ransomware operators claim over 150 victims worldwide. [Read More]
Researchers spot malware authors using an open source Golang tool to act as a malware loader and avoid using easy-to-detect files on disk. [Read More]

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Zeus 2.1 now boasts features that help it avoid analysis and hostile takeover from law enforcement, researchers, or competing cybercriminal organizations.
David Harley's picture
David Harley chimes in with some thoughts on the latest developments from the AMTSO and the Anti-Malware Industry.
David Harley's picture
The vulnerability in Windows Shell’s parsing of .LNK (shortcut) files presents some interesting and novel features in terms of its media lifecycle as well as its evolution from zero-day to patched vulnerability. For most of us, the vulnerability first came to light in the context of Win32/Stuxnet, malware that in itself presents some notable quirks.
David Harley's picture
The anti-malware industry sometimes sees more complicated problems than you might imagine, and they can’t all be fixed by tweaking detection algorithms or giving the marketing team a productivity bonus.
Mike Lennon's picture
Malvertising - Popular websites, blogs, and ad networks are fast becoming the preferred means of cybercriminals, identity thieves, and hackers to steal consumer information and distribute malicious content.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Anti-virus products scan for malware in two ways. They look for sequences of bits that are found in programs that are known to be “evil” (but which are not commonly found in “good” programs)...