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  • Startup Cyber adAPT takes on threat detection

    Cyber adAPT, a startup springing from DARPA funded research, is shipping its first products that detect network compromises and gather data that can be used later for forensic analysis of breaches.

    Written by Tim Greene21 May 15 22:25
  • The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

    The number of computers in North America infected by the Backoff malware, which is blamed for a string of payment card breaches, has risen sharply, according to research from network security company Damballa.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk24 Oct. 14 22:02
  • USENIX: Researchers propose security that adapts to combat malware that morphs

    Attackers launch malware that automatically alters itself to avoid detection, and they constantly create new domains where their command-and-control servers can hide, but researchers have come up with security software that detects the presence of attack code even if it has morphed and tracks down domains that infected client machines report to.

    Written by Tim Greene14 Aug. 13 16:04
  • McAfee sees surge in spam, Koobface samples, MBR attacks

    The first three months of 2013 have seen a surge in spam volume, as well as large numbers of samples of the Koobface social networking worm and master boot record (MBR) infecting malware, according to antivirus vendor McAfee.

    Written by Lucian Constantin03 June 13 13:19
  • Researchers see improvements in breakaway Zeus malware

    A dangerous piece of malicious code responsible for stealing money from online bank accounts is being updated with new functions after its source code was leaked earlier this year, according to security researchers.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk25 Aug. 11 21:13
  • Attacks on Google may have been work of amateurs

    Contrary to general perception, the recent cyberattacks against Google and more than 30 other high-tech companies were carried out by relatively unsophisticated attackers using outdated botnet tools, according to Damballa, an Atlanta-based security firm.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan04 March 10 08:30