Malware/Cybercrime

Malware/Cybercrime news, trend analysis and opinion

Board-level Security Ratings Meets Threat Intelligence (BitSight Acquires AnubisNetworks)

Deal aligns cybersecurity business metrics with IT risk mitigation to bridge the perpetual communications gap between business executives and CISOs.

Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said


Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack

Dropbox was quick to remove the bogus login page, Symantec said

Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

The FBI and security companies have observed 'recent intrusions'

Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7 million accounts

The credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the company said

Kmart hacked, exposing customers' card numbers

There is no evidence that personal information or debit-card PIN numbers were stolen, the company says

Founder of digital currency Liberty Reserve extradited to the US

Budovsky is accused of operating a digital currency service that catered to criminals laundering money

Dairy Queen stores hit by 'Backoff' malware, payment card data stolen

The systems were accessed using account credentials from a third-party vendor, Dairy Queen said

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

Leaked programming manual may help criminals develop more ATM malware

Researchers found leaked documentation for application programming interfaces to interact with ATM devices

Proofpoint Report Exposes Details about Cybercrime Division of Labor and Malware Architecture

Hacker tactics are varied, sophisticated, and built for success. This report should be required reading for everyone in the cybersecurity domain.

Windows XP flaws help Russian 'Qbot' gang build 500,000 PC botnet

But are botnets becoming yesterday's worry?

Russian cybercrime group compromised half a million computers

Proofpoint said the group targeted large US and European banks, compromising 800,000 online accounts

Criminals used a malware program to steal millions from ATMs

The malware is installed from a bootable CD by first gaining physical access to the ATM

AT&T fired employee who improperly accessed customer accounts

The compromised data included Social Security and driver's license numbers, AT&T said

Yahoo says attackers looking for Shellshock found a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

JPMorgan Chase attackers hacked other banks, report says

A wave of high-profile cyberattacks this year on U.S. companies underscores the need for better security practices

White House Cybersecurity Plans Hinge on Industry Dialogue

October has been designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it started with an appeal from the Obama administration for closer collaboration with businesses on cyber threats.

JPMorgan Chase breach affected 83 million customers

The breach also compromised internal data

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