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  • 6 IT Security Innovations to Keep You Ahead of Attackers

    Hardly a day goes by without a new security threat emerging. Traditional security tools aren't always up to the task of keeping sensitive business information in safe hands. These six innovations will help you stay a step ahead.

    Written by John Brandon26 March 13 14:16
  • Java exploit used in Red October cyberespionage attacks, researchers say

    The hundreds of government, military and research organizations targeted in a large-scale cyberespionage operation dubbed Red October were not only attacked using malicious Excel and Word documents as previously believed, but also by using Web-based Java exploits, according to researchers from Israeli IT security firm Seculert.

    Written by Lucian Constantin15 Jan. 13 15:08
  • Another data-wiping malware program found in Iran

    A new piece of malware that deletes entire partitions and user files from infected computers has been found in Iran, according to an alert issued Sunday by Maher, Iran's Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERTCC).

    Written by Lucian Constantin17 Dec. 12 13:27
  • Dexter malware infects point-of-sale systems worldwide, researchers say

    Researchers from Israel-based IT security firm Seculert have uncovered a custom-made piece of malware that infected hundreds of point-of-sale (PoS) systems from businesses in 40 countries in the past few months and stole the data of tens of thousands of payment cards.

    Written by Lucian Constantin11 Dec. 12 15:10
  • 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
  • Has your company been infiltrated by the Shady Rat hack?

    When McAfee released its <a href="http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/white-papers/wp-operation-shady-rat.pdf">Operation Shady Rat hacking report</a> earlier this week, it didn't name all of the organizations it thought could have been hacked as part of a large, five-year ongoing campaign. Yours might be one of them.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk06 Aug. 11 00:28
  • Cybercriminals selling exploit-as-a-service kit

    Cybercriminals are taking a page from the software-as-a-service playbook: they're now selling exploit kits complete with hosting services, with customers paying for the length of time the exploits are actively infecting computers.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk29 March 11 03:28
  • Carberp banking malware upgrades itself

    A piece of banking malware that researchers have been keeping an eye on is adding more sophisticated capabilities to stay hidden on victims' PCs, according to the vendor Seculert.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk25 Jan. 11 02:28
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