Malware

Analyst Calls Russian Teen Author of Target Malware

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Security analyst Andrey Komarov posted details of the BlackPOS code, tracing its trail back to a St. Petersburg teen. continue…

Hack of Retailers Shows Malware Pwning POS

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Breach at Target may stem from Internet-connected, under-secured POS systems and the malware that targets them. continue…

IT-Savvy Users Infected More Often Than Noobs

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A new ‘clinical’ study showed greatest risk from high expertise. continue…

Wily Trojan Logs in to Banks Using Victim’s Own PC

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Neverquest creates a virtual network link to hide data it sends home; attackers use the same link to log into banks from the victim’s own hardware. continue…

NSA Inserted Malware on 50,000 Systems Worldwide: Report

According to data provided by Edward Snowden, the NSA’s infiltration efforts are quite widespread. continue…

Is SAP the Latest Malware Target?

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Reports over the past several weeks have pointed to potential malware — a variation on the Shiz banking-related Trojan — that is targeting SAP installations. This nasty piece of business was originally designed to provide attackers with remote access to an infected PC and steal online-banking passwords and cryptographic certificates. According to Infoworld, the malware was discovered a few weeks ago by Russian antivirus company Doctor Web, which shared it with security researchers. Alexander Polyakov, chief technology officer at ERPScan,… continue…

Malware Attacks Weaken Confidence in Web

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Efforts at fake validation increased by 50 percent in one quarter; Android exploit count driven 33 percent by validation-avoiding malware. continue…

Best Datacenter Defense Against Malware: Turn Off Java

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Some 95 percent of exploits are aimed at just five flaws; four of those are in Java. continue…

Microsoft to Patch Critical Flaws in Windows, SharePoint, Outlook

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Holes in IE and Windows get most of the attention, but Outlook and SharePoint are much more direct threats to the enterprise: analysts. continue…

IT Security is No More Prepared to Deal With Malware Attacks Than Consumers

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Studies show ‘shocking’ lack of awareness of threats, even among datacenter security pros. continue…