Malware/Cybercrime

Malware/Cybercrime news, trend analysis and opinion

SendGrid resets passwords as investigation reveals deeper breach

An employee account was compromised, which gave access to customers' email lists

Police breaks up cybergang that stole over $15 million from banks

Romanian authorities detained 25 suspected members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks and cloned payment cards


With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, they said

Making Sense of Raytheon and Websense

Potential to bring together deep cybersecurity expertise and commercial market execution.

Malware used in White House and State Department hacks possibly linked to Russia

The malware is related to the MiniDuke, CosmicDuke and OnionDuke cyberespionage tools, researchers from Kaspersky Lab found

Somber Message at RSA

Former cyber czar Richard Clarke reminds security leaders of the task at hand

Appeals court rejects man's claim he owns half of Facebook

A U.S. appeals court sided with a lower court's decision against Paul Ceglia

RSA Conference Should Push For Technology Integration

Since cybersecurity software architecture has become an enterprise requirement, the RSA Conference should take a more proactive role in promoting technology integration

Data breach notification bill could weaken consumer protections

A House committee approves the legislation despite criticism from digital rights and consumer groups

New malware program Punkey targets point-of-sale systems

All signs point to an increase in the number of memory scraping malware programs infecting PoS terminals to steal payment card data

Web app attacks, PoS intrusions and cyberespionage leading causes of data breaches

Phishing attacks continue to be effective, but mobile threats are not a big concern, according to a Verizon report

Threat Intelligence Sharing Momentum and Needs

Government and infosec industry should build upon threat intelligence energy by focusing on education, standards use-cases, and best practices

White Lodging Services confirms second payment card breach

Security measures put in place after a first breach last year failed to stop hackers from striking again

Use of Windows XP makes European ATMs vulnerable to malware attacks

While malware is a concern, skimming is still the main problem in Western Europe ATM fraud

Islamist hackers take French broadcaster TV5Monde off air

The attack disrupted the network's broadcasting for hours and also affected its websites and social media accounts

Indian outsourcer Satyam's founder guilty of accounting fraud, court rules

B. Ramalinga Raju confessed in 2009 that the company had overstated its revenue and profit for several years

Anticipating RSA 2015

Focus on threat detection/response, endpoints, threat intelligence, IAM, cloud, and SDN

Linux Australia breached, personal details leaked

The group is advising conference attendees to change their passwords

Senator wants bomb-making information removed from the Internet

Feinstein calls for al-Qaeda's Inspire Magazine and the Anarachist Cookbook to be censored

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Cyberwar heats up in the Middle East

Two new malware campaigns have been spotted in the Middle East, according to reports released this week, one targeting energy companies and the other going after political targets in Israel and Lebanon.

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