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Marcher Malware Poses Triple Threat to Android Users

A three-pronged banking malware campaign has been infecting Android phones since the beginning of this year, according to Proofpoint. Attackers have been stealing credentials, planting the Marcher banking Trojan on phones, and nicking credit card information. So far, they have targeted customers of BankAustria, Raiffeisen Meine Bank and Sparkasse, but the campaign could spread beyond Vienna.

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Petya: cómo prevenirlo y detener el próximo ciberataque global

El equipo de Respuesta a Incidentes de Check Point Software Technologie, el mayor proveedor mundial especializado en seguridad, ha detectado numerosos ataques de una nueva variante del malware Petya, que se está expandiendo lateralmente dentro de redes corporativas. Todo parece indicar que está utilizando el exploit SMBv1 ‘EternalBlue‘, al igual que WannaCry en mayo. En un […]

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Millions May Have Picked Up FalseGuide Malware at Google Play Store

As many as 2 million Android users might have downloaded apps that were infected with the FalseGuide malware, security research firm Check Point warned on Monday. The oldest of the infected apps could have been uploaded to Google Play as long ago as last November, having successfully remained hidden for five months, while the newest may have been uploaded as recently as the beginning of April.

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Hackers Targeted DC Police Cams Days Before Inauguration

A ransomware attack darkened the video surveillance system of the District of Columbia’s police department eight days before the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Video storage devices for 70 percent of the CCTV system reportedly were unable to record anything between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15, as police techies scrambled to combat malicious software found on 123 of 187 networked video recorders.

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Multinational Effort Halts Malware Avalanche

The DoJ on Monday released new details about the multinational takedown of Avalanche, a multimillion-dollar malware and money-laundering network, following a four-year probe led by German police and prosecutors. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell, Acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song and Assistant Director Scott S. Smith of the FBI’s Cyber Division made the announcement in Pittsburgh.

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Google Clamps Down on Sneaky Malicious Sites

Sites that repeatedly violate Google’s safe browsing policies will be classified as repeat offenders, the company said. A small number of websites take corrective actions after Google displays alerts on their landing pages warning visitors that they’re harmful. However, they typically revert to violating the policies after Google verifies that they’re safe and removes the warnings.

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Defeating Malware With Its Own DNA

It’s widely known that human DNA evidence has had a major impact in the criminal justice system. Now another kind of DNA may have a similar impact in the fight to eradicate malicious software.
Malware DNA, also known as “malware provenance,” is the art and science of attributing elements of one object to another object. The technique has applications outside information security — for example, in genetics, or to test the authorship of student papers.

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Super-Sophisticated Spyware Spotted After 5-Year Run

Symantec and Kaspersky Lab last week separately announced the discovery of a highly sophisticated APT that had eluded security researchers for at least five years. A previously unknown group called “Strider” has been using Remsec, an advanced tool that seems to be designed primarily for spying. Its code contains a reference to Sauron, the main villain in The Lord of the Rings.

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Russia Plays the Cybervictim Card

Russia’s FSB recently reported that it found a cyberspying virus in the computer networks of more than 20 state authorities and defense contractors. The claim that malware has infected various government and defense companies came in the midst of a flurry of accusations that Russia has engaged in cyberattacks against U.S. targets in an effort to impact the presidential election.

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Mobile Ransomware Has Mushroomed: Report

The number of mobile ransomware victims across the globe has increased fourfold compared to a year ago, suggests a Kaspersky Lab report. Kaspersky software protected 136,532 users targeted by ransomware from April 2015 to March 2016 — up from 35,413. “The growth curve may be less than that seen for PC ransomware, but it is still significant enough to confirm a worrying trend,” the report notes.

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HummingBad Mucks Up Android’s Works

More than 85 million Android devices worldwide have been taken over by the Yingmob, a group of China-based cybercriminals who created the HummingBad malware, according to Check Point. HummingBad establishes a persistent rootkit on Android devices, generates fraudulent ad revenue, and installs additional fraudulent apps. HummingBad reportedly has been generating revenue of $300,000 a month.

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Crime Pays: Ransomware Bosses Make $90K Annually

If crime doesn’t pay, Russian ransomware bosses wouldn’t know it. The average Russian ransomware boss makes $90,000 a year — or 13 times the average income for citizens in the country who stick to the “straight and narrow,” according to a recent Flashpoint study. What does a ransomware honcho do for those rubles? Basically, the job calls for supporting and maintaining the malware.

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Crime Pays: Ransomware Bosses Make $90K Annually

If crime doesn’t pay, Russian ransomware bosses wouldn’t know it. The average Russian ransomware boss makes $90,000 a year — or 13 times the average income for citizens in the country who stick to the “straight and narrow,” according to a recent Flashpoint study. What does a ransomware honcho do for those rubles? Basically, the job calls for supporting and maintaining the malware.

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