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Bits Blog: Symantec Discovers ‘Regin’ Spy Code Lurking on Computer Networks

The security company indicated that a powerful program that could only have been created by a “nation state” has been finding its way into computer systems for six years.



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Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

Piecing together new information from various researchers, it’s clear the ‘Regin” malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found. The post Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptograph… Continue reading

Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-profile Targets for Years

“Backdoor Regin” bears a resemblance to Stuxnet, was developed by a wealthy nation. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Malicious Software Said to Spread on Android Phones

Lookout, a security company, says it has been tracking malware that over the last two years has become more sophisticated as it hit millions of devices. Continue reading

Target to Judge: Banks’ Losses in Our Card Breach Aren’t Our Problem

Files in federal court to have banks’ data breach suit thrown out. Continue reading

Police Make Computer Hijack Arrests

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Continue reading

Warnings on ‘Complex’ Android Virus

Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk. Continue reading

Chinese Arrests over iOS Malware

Three people believed to have been involved in creating malware that penetrated Apple’s strict controls have been arrested in China. Continue reading

Only Half of USB Devices Have an Unpatchable Flaw, But No One Knows Which Half

After testing the USB controller chips of all eight major manufacturers, the researcher who first discovered BadUSB has some good news and some bad news. The post Only Half of USB Devices Have an Unpatchable Flaw, But No One Knows Which Half appeared f… Continue reading

Stuxnet Worm Infected High-Profile Targets before Hitting Iran Nukes

List of “patients zero” shows cyber weapon broke into—not out of—Natanz. Continue reading

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

The hotel guest probably never knew what hit him. When he tried to get online using his five-star hotel’s WiFi network, he got a pop-up alerting him to a new Adobe software update. When he clicked to accept the download, he got a malicious executable instead. What he didn’t know was that the sophisticated attackers […]

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This System Will Self Destruct: Crimeware Gets Powerful New Functions

Refurbished BlackEnergy does Windows and Linux—even Cisco routers. Continue reading

An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon

An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon

In an excerpt from her new book, “Countdown to Zero Day,” WIRED’s Kim Zetter describes the dark path the world’s first digital weapon took to reach its target in Iran.

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That Unpatchable USB Malware Now Has a Patch … Sort Of

That Unpatchable USB Malware Now Has a Patch … Sort Of

When security researchers Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson publicly released attack code two weeks ago that takes advantage of an insidious vulnerability in USB devices, they argued that publishing their exploits would get the problems fixed faster. Now they’ve released a partial fix themselves—albeit one that’s so messy it includes coating your USB thumb drive […]

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A Cybersecurity Threat That Could Be Lurking On Your Phone- 1 October 2014

1 October 2014- Fox News A Cybersecurity Threat That Could Be Lurking On Your Phone

Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers- 21 September 2014

21 September 2014- The Hacker News Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers

Malware-Laced Emails Appear to Come From LogMeIn- 23 September 2014

23 September 2014- ThreatPost Malware-Laced Emails Appear to Come From LogMeIn

Dyre Trojan Caught In The Cookie Jar- 18 September 2014

18 September 2014- Threat Post Dyre Trojan Caught In The Cookie Jar

Popular Financial Trojan Citadel Gets a Makeover as a Corporate Spy- 17 September 2014

17 September 2014- Ars Technica Popular financial trojan Citadel gets a makeover as a corporate spy

The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose

Two independent researchers say that publicly releasing the code that enables BadUSB attacks will hasten a fix. The post The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading