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The number of cyber-attacks targeting Singapore skyrocketed from June 11 to June 12, during the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un in a Singapore hotel, and most of these attacks originated from Russia [Read More]
Trend Micro analyzes new campaign that appears to be linked to MuddyWater espionage [Read More]
New Android banking Trojan named MysteryBot, which researchers linked to LokiBot, leverages some interesting techniques for phishing and logging keystrokes [Read More]
China-linked cyber espionage group known as LuckyMouse, Emissary Panda and APT27 targets national data center in Central Asia, likely in an effort to conduct watering hole attacks on government sites [Read More]
Cryptocurrency miner malware PyRoMineIoT uses NSA-linked exploit to spread and leverages infected machines to scan for vulnerable IoT devices [Read More]
The popularity of cryptocurrency mining malware has been skyrocketing over the past year, and the segment appears to have been highly lucrative for cybercriminals [Read More]
ActiveX zero-day vulnerability discovered recently on the website of a South Korean think tank focused on national security has been abused by North Korea’s Lazarus group [Read More]
Non-Russian threat group targets service centers in Russia in multi-stage attacks involving spear phishing and malicious documents [Read More]
Many vendors ship Android devices with the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) feature enabled, exposing them to various attacks [Read More]
The developers of the Triton/Trisis ICS malware reverse engineered a legitimate library to understand the TriStation protocol used by Triconex SIS controllers [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)...