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Gauss Cyber Espionage Threat Targets Banking Info

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A new malware threat has been discovered that seems to have the same state-sponsored roots as Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame....
Gauss Cyber Espionage Threat Targets Banking Info

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
New Android Malware Is A Burglar's Best Friend

Criminals trick Android users with in-app ads for fake antivirus, charge to remove nonexistent threats

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A new malware scheme has been discovered that pushes fake antivirus to Android users via in-app advertising. Once installed, the trojan informs the victims they need to pay up to remove threats on their device. The malware in question, detected as “Android.Fakealert.4.origin” by Russian security firm Doctor Web, has been...
Criminals trick Android users with in-app ads for fake antivirus, charge to remove nonexistent threats

New Cybersecurity Firm Targeting Financial Malware Fears

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TaaSera, a new firm backed by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, is marketing advanced malware detection technologies to the financial sector. There's big money in cybersecurity services for the finance sector. TaaSera, a new malware detection firm backed by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, officially launched in...
New Cybersecurity Firm Targeting Financial Malware Fears
New malware sleeps its way into financial institutions

Beware of fake Java updates

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New malware poses as Java updater to fix recent vulnerabilities. [Read more]...
Beware of fake Java updates

New malware variant recognizes Windows 8, uses Google Docs as a proxy to phone home

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Windows 8 may block most malware out of the box, but there is still malware out there that thwarts Microsoft’s latest and greatest. A new Trojan variant, detected as Backdoor.Makadocs and spread via RTF and Microsoft Word document marked as Trojan.Dropper, has been discovered that not only adds a clause...
New malware variant recognizes Windows 8, uses Google Docs as a proxy to phone home

Second Mac malware threat called SabPub rears its head, validating Apple’s decision to disable Java

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In a set of recent updates to Mac OS X, Apple patched a vulnerability in Java that had allowed a Malware infection known as Flashback to spread to some 700K of its computers. Now, a new backdoor Java threat called SabPub has reared its head, validating Apple’s aggressive measures to...
Second Mac malware threat called SabPub rears its head, validating Apple’s decision to disable Java

Off-the-shelf trojan targets cloud-based payroll service

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Operators of an off-the-shelf botnet kit have unleashed new malware that can steal large sums of money by targeting cloud-based payroll service providers, a researcher from security firm Trusteer said on Tuesday. A configuration of the Zeus-based malware specifically targets Canadian payroll provider Ceridian, according to a blog post...
Off-the-shelf trojan targets cloud-based payroll service

New Malware Attack Targets iPad Users [ALERT] - http://bit.ly/caoit9

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New Malware Attack Targets iPad Users [ALERT] - http://bit.ly/caoit9

Does Windows 8 Need Add-On Security Protection? And What Are Your Choices?

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Security vendors say add-on security products will be needed for Windows 8 - and they're rolling out suites of solutions to enhance whatever Microsoft offers with its new operating system. According to Gerry Egan, a senior director of product management for the Security Technology and Response Group at security vendor...
Does Windows 8 Need Add-On Security Protection? And What Are Your Choices?

Tibet.A malware for OS X uses Flashback Java vulnerabilities

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While the route of attack has already been identified and fixed, new malware is attempting to use it for more nefarious purposes. [Read more]...
Tibet.A malware for OS X uses Flashback Java vulnerabilities

Adobe issues 'emergency' Flash update to stop new malware

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Adobe has issued a patch to update Flash on both the Mac and Windows platform in order to fix two new vulnerabilities already being exploited "in the wild" to spread malware. One of the targeted attacks using the exploit works equally well against Mac users as it does against Windows...
Adobe issues 'emergency' Flash update to stop new malware

Mac Flashback Flaw Re-used by New Malware Campaign

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Java has been spotted as a Mac weakness, partly because it isn't currently patched quickly by Apple and partly because its users leave their computers unprotected....
Mac Flashback Flaw Re-used by New Malware Campaign

New Malware Overwrites Software Updaters

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New Malware Overwrites Software Updaters
New malware exploits flaw in old versions of Office for Mac

Hackers Targeting Android Browsers

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Android phones might be popular, but they're fertile territory for cybercriminals. According to a newly released McAfee report, phones are increasingly being infected by malware through mobile browsers. Instead of hoping fake games or wallpaper apps make it through the industrial-strength bouncers at the Google Play store, shady criminal gangs...
Hackers Targeting Android Browsers

Computer Attacks Are Skyrocketing And Criminals Are Targeting Macs

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Viruses, trojans, and other aggravating malware that once attacked only PCs are now making their way to Macs, CNN Money is reporting. Intel subsidiary McAfee has released its quarterly "Threats Report" and come out with bad news not only for Apple but also for Google and, well, the entire computer...
Computer Attacks Are Skyrocketing And Criminals Are Targeting Macs
New malware sends your friends death threats through your email account

Skype users targeted by malicious worm that locks them out of their PCs

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Security researchers have detected a new malware campaign that attempts to infect Skype users by sending them booby-trapped links from contacts in their address book. The social-engineering ploy, which was first reported on Friday by GFI Labs, attempts to install a variant of the Dorkbot worm that previously menaced users...
Skype users targeted by malicious worm that locks them out of their PCs

Gauss: Researchers release detection tools

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After announcing the discovery of a new malicious software that targets financial data, researchers have created new, Web-based tools that let anyone check if they've been infected. The new malware, Gauss, shows ties to previous state-sponsored viruses Flame and Stuxnet, but targets financial data. Those viruses were aimed at computers...
Gauss: Researchers release detection tools

Microsoft Detects New Malware Targeting Apple Computers

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Microsoft has detected a new piece of malware targeting Apple OS X computers that exploits a vulnerability in the Office productivity suite patched nearly three......
Microsoft Detects New Malware Targeting Apple Computers
New Mac malware eavesdrops on users, requires no password to install
'Mahdi' malware targets Middle Eastern companies and government agencies

New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

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Security firm Intego's virus team has identified a new Trojan horse targeting the Mac platform. The Trojan, called Crisis, has yet to be seen in the wild, but Intego says it is engineered to make analysis of the malware difficult for security experts. Intego has stresses alertness regarding the new...
New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

New malware exploiting Java 7 in Windows and Unix systems

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Mal/JavaJar-B is a cross-platform exploit of a new zero-day vulnerability in the latest Java runtimes. [Read more]...
New malware exploiting Java 7 in Windows and Unix systems

New malware targets OS X, Linux, and Windows

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A new piece of malware is targeting Mac, Windows, and Linux users all at the same time, note security firms F-Secure and Sophos. The code pretends to be a needed add-on; in reality victims are opening up a Java Archive file, which then detects the platform a person is using...
New malware targets OS X, Linux, and Windows
Scary New Malware Uses Your Smartphone To Map Your House for Robbers

New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell

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New malware for OS X is making the rounds in security circles, called "Pintsized," but has not yet been determined to be much of a threat. [Read more]...
New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell
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