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Flashpoint announces new service designed to help organizations respond and prepare for ransomware and other cyber extortion incidents [Read More]
Blackgear cyberespionage campaign, known to target Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, resurfaces with improved malware that abuses social media sites (including Facebook) for C&C communications [Read More]
Ukraine’s security service says it has blocked a VPNFilter attack on a critical infrastructure organization (a chlorine station) and accused Russian intelligence of being behind the operation [Read More]
Researchers see new attacks on Palestinian Authority and the main suspect is the Gaza Cybergang/Molerats, which has been linked to Hamas [Read More]
Developers of the Gentoo Linux distribution warned users that their GitHub account was hacked and malicious code was planted [Read More]
Cisco Talos releases free decryption tool to help victims of the Thanatos ransomware recover their files without paying the ransom [Read More]
New VirusTotal Monitor service aims to help software developers and antivirus vendors reduce the number of false positive detections [Read More]
China-linked cyber espionage group tracked by Symantec since 2013 as Thrip has targeted satellite operators, telecommunications companies and defense contractors [Read More]
DHS and FBI publish another report describing a piece of malware allegedly used by the North Korean government. The malware is tracked as 'Typeframe' [Read More]
Chinese threat actor known as APT15, Ke3chang, Mirage, Vixen Panda and Playful Dragon creates new MirageFox malware, and researchers have found similarities to the first malware used by the group [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)...