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FruitFly, a piece of Mac malware that infected thousands of machines over the course of more than 13 years, was being distributed via poorly protected external services [Read More]
FBI and DHS called in by the Port of San Diego after a piece of ransomware infected some IT systems [Read More]
Chronicle launches VirusTotal Enterprise, a platform that combines existing capabilities with expanded functionality and new features to help organizations protect their networks [Read More]
The discovery of new VPNFilter modules answers most unanswered questions about the malware itself, but researchers haven’t figured out what the threat actor plans on doing next [Read More]
Remote administration tools (RATs) used for legitimate purposes in operational technology networks can pose a serious risk, allowing malicious actors to target industrial systems, Kaspersky warns [Read More]
The recent Click2Gov attacks, which have targeted several cities in the U.S., are apparently carried out by a previously unknown financially motivated group [Read More]
A newly discovered piece of Linux malware that features both ransomware and crypto-currency mining capabilities appears designed to target enterprise intranets [Read More]
UK’s Bristol Airport was forced to resort to whiteboards and markers after a piece of ransomware disrupted its flight information display system [Read More]
Kaspersky detects over 19,000 malware samples of 2,800 families on industrial automation systems and the Internet is an increasingly significant source of attacks [Read More]
Some of the USB flash drives shipped by Schneider Electric with its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor solar energy products found to contain malware [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)...