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Flame and Stuxnet malware linked, says Kaspersky
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The Dublin Web Summit evolves from a conference into a SXSW-style festival of ideas and events

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Few tech events have made as big an impact in as short a time as the Dublin Web Summit. 2013 will be only its fourth year and its now evolving from a conference into what the organisers are calling “a festival of ideas and events.” The Summit is expected to...
The Dublin Web Summit evolves from a conference into a SXSW-style festival of ideas and events

Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

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Cybercriminals are hijacking Skype accounts in order to create spendable, almost-real Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a hot commodity for traders, speculators and economists--and now they're fertile territory for virtual mining. A new form of malware discovered by Kaspersky Labs last week turns computers into bitcoin generator machines. Bitcoins, for those...
Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

Yet another OSX/Java Trojan spotted in the wild

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Kaspersky Labs tags MS Word as the vector Hard on the heels of the Flashback Trojan, Kaspersky Labs is warning of a new OSX threat, which it’s dubbed Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a.…...
Yet another OSX/Java Trojan spotted in the wild

A New, Simpler Malware Outbreak Appears In Iran

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Another new bit of malware has cropped up in Iran, maybe targeting computers associated with the Iranian nuclear research program, maybe not. That country’s Computer Emergency Response Team announced the discovery, and as usual, computer security experts have been poring over the malware to see what it does. Experts at...
A New, Simpler Malware Outbreak Appears In Iran

Flame malware mimics a Windows update

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New details are emerging about how Flame malware is infecting computers that run on Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Researchers at both Symantec and Kaspersky Labs studied the way the attack was being executed and determined that the malware was able to infiltrate a user’s computer when a Windows Update was...
Flame malware mimics a Windows update

Android is under attack: New malware threats tripled in Q2

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According to security research firm Kaspersky Labs, the volume of new malware targeting Android devices nearly tripled in the second quarter of 2012. Over the three-month period, the company found more than 14,900 new malicious programs targeting the platform. Nearly half of the malicious files were classified as multi-functional...
Android is under attack: New malware threats tripled in Q2
Researchers discover 'Find and Call' spam app on Android and iOS

Kaspersky joins Apple in Mac security push

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Kaspersky Labs will help Apple in its post-Flashback clean-up operation as it seeks to identify the flaws in Mac OS X, according to the security firm’s CTO....
Kaspersky joins Apple in Mac security push

Russian AntiVirus Maker Wants to Make You Batman For a Day

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But first, don’t forget to download all your patches! (Photo: CinemaBlend) This week, in questionable partnerships: The antivirus makers at Kaspersky Labs have teamed up with The Dark Knight Rises for “The People of Gotham City Sweepstakes.” The winner gets to be Batman for a day (though without the onerous crime-fighting responsibilities), because why...
Russian AntiVirus Maker Wants to Make You Batman For a Day
Technologies that can help you parent your smartphone-toting teen

Flashback discoverer bucks claims of malware's decline

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In a status report released on Friday, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback trojan disagrees with recent findings from Symantec and Kaspersky Labs, warns that the number of machines affected by the malware is not declining....
Flashback discoverer bucks claims of malware's decline
Mercenary Hackers Appear To Be Behind An Insane Global Espionage Campaign

Google, Microsoft, PayPal, other Romanian sites hijacked by DNS hackers

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For a brief time, people trying to visit google.ro on Wednesday were connected to this page instead. Kaspersky Labs Romanian websites for Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal, and other operators were briefly redirected to a rogue server on Wednesday. The redirect is most likely a result of a decade-old hacking...
Google, Microsoft, PayPal, other Romanian sites hijacked by DNS hackers

Russian technology firms agree to avoid poaching each other, keep salaries in check

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American companies that reach no-poaching agreements do so behind closed doors, as it's considered illegal and anti-competitive. No such reservations appear to exist in Russia, as several of the country's top technology giants have openly admitted to reaching an unprecedented verbal deal: Acronis, Epam, Kaspersky Labs, Parallels and Yandex...
Russian technology firms agree to avoid poaching each other, keep salaries in check

Gaming Companies Hit By Cyberattack

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A new paper claims China-based hackers have been systematically stealing source code and network infrastructure information from MMORPGs since 2010. China-based hackers have been systematically attacking video gaming companies since at least 2010, a new report claims. Kaspersky Labs says that the hacker group, called Winnti, has been using...
Gaming Companies Hit By Cyberattack

First targeted attack to use Android malware discovered

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Malware used to spy on Tibetan activists, as well as activists for other ethnic groups in China, is nothing new. But a new Trojan discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Labs has widened the scope of this digital espionage and intimidation. The malware uses a combination of email hacking, "spear...
First targeted attack to use Android malware discovered

New Linux rookit injects malicious HTML into Web servers

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A newly discovered form of malware that targets Linux servers acting as Web servers allows an attacker to directly inject code into any page on infected servers—including error pages. The rootkit, which was first publicly discussed on the Full Disclosure security e-mail list on November 13, appears to be crafted for...
New Linux rookit injects malicious HTML into Web servers
'Flame' cyberespionage worm discovered on thousands of machines across Middle East
Former Orbitz Security Chief Lands $5.25M For Risk I/O, A "Vulnerability Intelligence" Platform
'Mahdi' malware targets Middle Eastern companies and government agencies

Cue the Conspiracy Theories: Parts of Flame Virus Are Nearly Identical to Stuxnet

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Perhaps President Obama's administration shouldn't have been so eager to take credit for Stuxnet in the press. As Reuters reports, Kaspersky Lab, a leading computer security firm in Moscow, has discovered that portions of code in the newer Flame virus are "nearly identical" to code in Stuxnet, the cyber weapon...
Cue the Conspiracy Theories: Parts of Flame Virus Are Nearly Identical to Stuxnet

Duqu trojan built by 'old school' programmers, Kaspersky says

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The Duqu Trojan, an espionage tool that last year attracted lots of attention for its many Stuxnet-like features, may have been written by experienced old school programmers, a security researcher at Kaspersky Labs said Monday....
Duqu trojan built by 'old school' programmers, Kaspersky says

VMware source code leaked, more files could be forthcoming

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Source code from VMware's ESX software product was posted on the internet, the company has confirmed — and the hacker claiming responsibility says he retrieved the code from a Chinese military contractor. VMware stated in a blog post yesterday that it had confirmed a single file had been posted,...
VMware source code leaked, more files could be forthcoming

What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java

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When a computer incident happens on Apple’s Mac OS X, it’s a headline-making event. When it happens on Windows, it’s just another day. That remains the reality, even after a bunch of media reports on how a vulnerability in Java has led to the creation of a Mac botnet about...
What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java

Hello? Here's Another Tech Company IPO Coming This Week (AVG)

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Poor AVG Technologies. Its moment of IPO glory is being overshadowed by Facebook. Netherlands-based AVG makes antivirus software. It said it expects to sell 8 million shares at $16 to $18 apiece with a market cap of about $925 million, says Reuters. AVG Technologies will trade on the New...
Hello? Here's Another Tech Company IPO Coming This Week (AVG)

Malware strikes iOS for the first time: Apple must do more to help users stay safe

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A malware scare on a mobile device? Must be Android, right? In this case, that’s only half correct. A new malicious app has been detected by Kaspersky Labs, and it affects both Android and Apple’s carefully guarded iOS platform. Does this indicate some previously unknown vulnerability in both platforms? Not...
Malware strikes iOS for the first time: Apple must do more to help users stay safe

Kaspersky Labs preps its own OS to guard vital industry against cyberwarfare

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Kaspersky Labs' namesake Eugene Kaspersky is worried that widely distributed and potentially state-sponsored malware like Flame and Stuxnet pose dire threats to often lightly protected infrastructure like communication and power plants -- whatever your nationality, it's clearly bad for the civilian population of a given country to suffer even...
Kaspersky Labs preps its own OS to guard vital industry against cyberwarfare
Flame: The Skype-Sniffing, Bluetooth-Enabled Super Spy Tool Is A Harbinger
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