Malware 

Backoff PoS Malware Infections Rising Steadily

The number of Backoff infections increased by 57 percent from August to September 2014, according to Damballa.

Shellshock a Fail for Security Disclosure

Shellshock and the Xen vulnerability. One of these things is not like the other, and an expert says they can teach us a lot about how to disclose security vulnerabilities.

No Easy Fix for Point-of-Sale Security

Why is securing point-of-sale systems so hard, and what can retailers do to improve their PoS security postures?

Kmart Stores Infected with Point-of-Sale Malware

The company says the infection came from 'a new form of malware that was undetectable by current anti-virus systems.'

Android, iOS Malware Targets Hong Kong Protesters

Lacoon researchers describe the iOS version of the malware as the 'first iOS Trojan linked to Chinese government cyber activity.'

Malvertising, Online Ad Networks a Dangerous Duo

Bad guys are using online advertising networks and popular sites like YouTube to serve malware to unsuspecting Internet users, finds new research from Bromium Networks.

Whitelisting: Why and How It Works

Bad guys continually tweak malware, making it tough for traditional antivirus products to keep up. Whitelisting can help, by allowing only pre-approved applications.

Startup Spotlight: Threat Detection Specialist ThetaRay

Israeli security startup ThetaRay promises to detect zero-day attacks, hidden APTs and other threats in seconds by simultaneously analyzing all security and operational data sources.

9 Resources to Stay Current on Security Threats

These nine online resources will keep security pros informed about the latest threats.

Dyreza Malware Now Targeting Salesforce.com Users

The company says it was recently alerted to the threat by one of its security partners.

Over 1,000 U.S. Businesses Infected with Backoff PoS Malware

A DHS advisory urges companies to work with IT, anti-virus vendors, managed service providers and PoS system vendors to check for vulnerabilities.

DefCon: Advice on Evading Black Helicopters

You say 'paranoid,' I say 'careful.' Expert offers 'practical' advice on living the paranoid lifestyle.

Backoff PoS Malware Demonstrated at Black Hat [VIDEO]

Trustwave researchers demonstrate Backoff malware, which targets POS systems, at Black Hat. Attack that has compromised 600 retailers relies on Java.

US-CERT Warns of New Backoff Malware

The malware appears to have been responsible for several recent high-profile breaches, including those at Target, Neiman Marcus and Goodwill.

Hackers Target Browsers, Especially IE: Bromium Labs

Hackers targeted Microsoft's Internet Explorer with an emerging attack technique called action script spray in the first half of 2014, say Bromium Labs researchers.

Hackers Leverage Russian Government Malware

Sentinel Labs researchers say the malware is so hard to detect it's 'virtually invisible.'

IT Pros Report Surge in Concern About Ransomware

73 percent of respondents to a recent survey said they're very or extremely concerned about the impact of ransomware, up from 48 percent in January.

Trusteer Warns of New Kronos Banking Trojan

The malware is currently being offered for sale online for $7,000 -- or $1,000 for a one-week trial.

NCA, FBI, Europol Take Down Shylock Banking Malware

The malware, which was first uncovered in 2011, has infected more than 30,000 Windows PCs worldwide.

Boleto Malware Hits Brazil Payment System

New IBM Trusteer research finds new variants of malware used to exploit Brazil's Boleto payment system.

Security Researchers Warn of New Dyre Banking Trojan

The malware, also called Dyreza, is designed to bypass SSL and steal login credentials.

Bromium CTO Explains Promise of Secure by Design

Simon Crosby, Co-founder and CTO of Bromium, details his company's progress to deliver a Byzantine Fault Tolerant security solution

The Link between Windows XP Users and Spam Volume

Second quarter IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence report finds an uptick in spam volume.

International Action Targets GameOver Zeus, Cryptolocker

Communications between PCs infected by GameOver Zeus were redirected to government servers, and Cryptolocker command and control servers were seized.

Fake Heartbleed Removal Tool Delivers Malware

The download installs a keylogger while claiming to verify that the victim's computer is 'clean.'