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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vulnerable to Malware

NewsFactor Network: A Ph.D student in Israel says adding an innocuous app to the non-secure area of Samsung's Knox architecture can lead to malware compromising the secure area due to the security breach. Samsung's Knox is a state-of-the-art, secure mobile architecture, ...
Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

- 3 days ago @ infoworld.com: Targeted email attacks (called spear phishing) with harmful links or attachments containing malware are an ever-increasing threat. These attacks are part social networking and part sophisticated technical effort to penetrate companies' defense systems.

Denver Broncos Extend Anti-Malware Software and Security to Mobile Devices

- 2 days ago @ biztechmagazine.com: Russ Trainor, vice president of IT for the Broncos, says the team plans to deploy Webroot anti-virus and anti-malware software on all new smartphones and tablets for the business staff. Trainor says the Broncos have used Webroot security software on ...

The 'Backoff' malware used in retail data breaches is spreading

- 1 day ago @ pcworld.com: 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. The company detected a 57 percent ...

The 'Backoff' malware linked to data breaches is spreading

- 1 day ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: 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.

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Almost 400 Dairy Queen stores targeted in malware hack

A type of malware that has been used to steal personal financial data from consumers at retail stores apparently is spreading rapidly. Infections of the point-of-sale malware, known as “Backoff,”...

Rogue Tor exit node caught sneaking malware into users' downloads

Geek: Some Tor users who were downloading files from the Deep Web may have gotten a nasty surprise recently. A rogue exit node was discovered that was patching malicious code onto binary downloads. These weren't necessarily files downloaded from shady ...

‘Backoff’ malware that hit Dairy Queen is spreading

A malware that has stolen millions of credit card numbers from point-of-sale systems is spreading.

‘Backoff’ malware that hit Home Depot, Dairy Queen is spreading

A malware that has stolen millions of credit card numbers from point-of-sale systems is spreading.

Backoff Malware Is Spreading in Retail Systems

CIO Today: With enterprises now averaging more than three dozen infected IT devices daily and attacks by point-of-sale (POS) malware like Backoff rising by double digits, companies today need to "operate under the assumption they are in a state of continuous breach.

Trying to Avoid Backoff Malware? Good Luck

To avoid Backoff malware infections, Damballa advises firms to act as if they are in a state of continuous breach.

London Police Arrest ATM Malware Suspect

BankInfoSecurity.com: Technically speaking, it isn't difficult to develop malware that exploits ATMs, Brian Honan, a Dublin-based information security consultant who also serves as a cybersecurity adviser to Europol, tells Information Security Media Group. "Once you know ...

Fake early warning Ebola tools are spreading malware

Wired.co.uk: Cybercriminals are jumping on the Ebola fear-mongering bandwagon by using a fake portal to get the public downloading erroneous products and malware. Anyone tempted to enter ebolawarnings.com into their search bar, please don't. Malwarebytesanalyst ...

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Q3 STATE OF INFECTIONS REPORT..

Q3 State of Infections Report Reveals 57% Increase in Backoff Malware from

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Damballa, the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, today released its Q3 State of Infections Report highlighting the extent to which malware infections, such as Backoff malware, are able to bypass network ...

Q3 State of Infections Report Reveals 57% Increase in Backoff Malware from August to September

Damballa, the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, today released its Q3 State of Infections Report highlighting the extent to which malware infections, such as Backoff malware, are able to bypass network prevention controls.

WORLD HEALTH..

Ebola-themed emails deliver malware

Help Net Security: US CERT has recently issued a warning about malware-delivery campaigns using users' fear of the Ebola virus and its spreading as a bait. One of the most prolific campaigns is the one that impersonates the World Health Organization: ...

Ebola advice emails from 'World Health Organization' are malware spam

The Guardian: Cybercriminals are using the current Ebola outbreak as a topical hook for spam emails that can install malware giving them remote access to computers, including logging key presses, capturing video from webcams and stealing passwords. Online Security ...

Maybe there really is an Ebola (malware) outbreak

CSO Online: Trustwave researchers uncovered one new malware threat that comes disguised as an email from the World Health Organization (WHO), with a compressed file attachment. The message claims that the information and prevention tips in the attached file will ...

Ebola Hack: Trojan Malware Attached To Fake World Health Organization Emails

Email users might log in to their inbox to find an email from the Mexican government instructing them to download a health advisory that's actually a dangerous form of malware. The fear-mongering malware was first discovered by the credit card security ...

Ebola Hack: Trojan Malware Attached To Fake World Health Organization Emails

A nervous population is falling victim to a new strain of malicious software in the form of false emails from the World Health Organization. Using subject lines like “Ebola Survival Guide” and “Health Alert: Ebola is Spreading,” hackers are sending out emails that, when opened, essentially take control of a recipient's computer without their knowledge.

BACKOFF MALWARE..

Report: Backoff malware infections spiked in recent months

TechTarget: In August the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory for the Backoff point-of-sale malware campaign, which the government agency claimed may have infected more than 1,000 U.S. businesses to that point. A similar advisory was issued by ...

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The 'Backoff' malware used in retail data breaches is spreading

PCWorld: 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. The company detected a 57 percent ...

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.

MICROSOFT OFFICE FILES..

Watch Out For Suspicious Microsoft Office Files: They Could Be Malware

Lifehacker Australia: Microsoft recently released security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all currently supported releases of Microsoft Windows ...

Watch Out for Suspicious Microsoft Office Files--It Could Be Malware

Lifehacker: Microsoft recently announced a security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all supported releases of Microsoft Windows ...

PAYMENT CARD..

Malware on Breyer Horses website for about 18 months, payment card data at risk

SC Magazine: An undisclosed number of people who made purchases on the Breyer Horses website between March 31, 2013 and Oct. 6 are being notified that their personal information – including payment card data – may have been compromised by malware that was ...

The 'Backoff' malware used in retail 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. The company detected a 57 percent increase between August and September in devices infected with Backoff, which scrapes a computer’s RAM for leftover credit card data after a payment card ...

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