Darkhotel APT Malware Targets Global CEOs Using Hotel Internet

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

A seven-year-old cyber espionage campaign has targeted senior level executives from large global companies by using a specialized Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), zero-day exploits, and well-developed keyloggers to extract information from them when they stay in luxury hotels during their business trips. The researchers at Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky Lab dubbed ...

800 Million Apple Devices at Risk, No Jailbreak Necessary

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

A piece of Apple-focused espionage malware dubbed WireLurker has been uncovered that, unlike most iPhone bugs, can compromise even non-jailbroken iOS smartphones and tablets—potentially putting 800 million devices at risk. Apple operating systems, once seen as a more secure alternative to Windows and Android, have been faced with increasing numbers of ...

New Zbot malware campaign discovered by researchers

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

A new malware campaign spreading the Zeus trojan via phishing messages was discovered by researchers early Wednesday. AppRiver, an email messaging and web security solutions firm, told SCMagazine.com on Wednesday that it had quarantined 400,000 messages so far – a number that had jumped up from 40,000 just earlier in the ...

The first mobile encryptor Trojan

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

In the middle of May a unique encryption Trojan that works on Android went on sale on a virus writers’ forum. The asking price - $5,000. A few days later on May 18, we saw the appearance of a new mobile encryptor Trojan in the wild that we detect as ...

Soraya malware targets payment card data on POS devices and home computers

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Home computers and point-of-sale (POS) devices are both being targeted by a recently identified piece of malware that has already compromised thousands of payment cards – the majority of which were issued in the United States. On May 23, Arbor Networks researchers discovered Soraya, a piece of malware that combines memory scraping techniques ...

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