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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, ...
Attack targets auto industry firms in Europe

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Cybercriminals are using a new information-stealing malware program to target companies from the automobile industry in Europe, security researchers warned.

Backdoor malware hitting retail sector hard, few companies aware of security flaw

- 1 week ago @ techtimes.com: Jerome Segura, a senior security researcher at Malware Bytes, says that hackers are using more sophisticated methods of getting into computer systems, which has made battling against them much more difficult, even as more and more cyberattacks are ...

Cleveland Indians turn to SIEM in malware, botnet battle

- 6 days ago @ networkworld.com: For the Cleveland Indians' IT department, dealing with malware on behalf of hundreds of Windows-using employees at the baseball team's Progressive Field data center operations can be a little bit like a pitcher facing a stacked batting line-up: a ...

Dairy Queen hit by Backoff malware breach

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Gabrielle Levy EDINA, Minn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Dairy Queen appears to be the latest victim of a malware breach that could affect more than 1,000 U.S. businesses.

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India Fourth-Most Affected by Mobile Malware: F-Secure

NDTV: Growing popularity of smartphones and rising data usage in India is also making the country a favourite among cybercriminals, who are increasingly attacking mobile phones using malware. India, the world's fastest growing handset market, is the fourth ...

Second hacking crew joins Syrian Electronic Army

PanARMENIAN.Net: Net security firm FireEye reckons it has identified 11 members of the "Syrian Malware Team" after analysing a strain of malware called BlackWorm. The malware is used by the group to infiltrate targets, say the securobods. The researchers claim the ...

Second hacking crew joins Syrian Electronic Army on Team Assad

Malware Team might even be an offshoot, say researchers A second hacking crew has weighed into the conflict in Syria on the side of embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.…

Q2 Malware Storm Wreaks 15 Million New Samples

A staggering 15 million new malware samples were generated in the second quarter of this year, with trojans once again accounting for the majority, but Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) showing a major growth spurt, according to Panda Security.

Backoff malware infections are more widespread than thought

Computerworld: The number of businesses hit by the data-stealing Backoff malware may be substantially more than the 1,000 or so companies estimated by federal officials, according to security vendor Kaspersky Labs. Researchers at Kaspersky managed to intercept ...

New malvertising campaign hit visitors of several high-profile sites

Some visitors to several high-profile websites last week were redirected to browser exploits that installed malware on their computers because of malicious advertisements on those sites.

Dairy Queen victim of malware attack

The malware that caused a major breach for Target has struck again. Authorities are investigating the malware, known as “Backoff” that may have been found on ...

Solutions: Worries about 'free' malware program

Tampabay.com: Per your advice, I have used Malwarebytes and Spybot (both free) successfully for years. Once every three to four weeks, I update them and have had no problems. This week when I updated Malware, the format was different, and I ended up with a "Free Trial.

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Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

PCWorld: The retail industry has been shaken by attackers who have successfully installed malware on point-of-sale devices that process card payments, including Target, Neiman Marcus, White Lodging, Michaels and UPS store. Card breaches have been reported by ...

Point-of-sale malware has now infected over 1000 companies in US

Ars Technica: The malware, dubbed "Backoff" after a term used in its code, began spreading as early as October 2013 and has typically escaped notice by antivirus defenses. The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), the Secret Service, and the National ...

Point-of-sale malware has now infected over 1, 000 companies in US

Program infects point-of-sale systems, steals credit-card details from businesses.

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Dairy Queen hacked by same malware that hit Target

Dairy Queen has become the latest major company hit by a data breach. A malware known as 'Backoff' – the same responsible for the major Target data breach – was found in the computer systems of Dairy Queens across seven states.

Router malware: Fact or fiction?

CSO Online: Malware affecting a computer's operation is not always found in the computer itself. Just recently we encountered a common operational issue on several computers in our home network. Various browsers on different computers running different operating ...

Dairy Queen hacked by same malware that hit Target

Dairy Queen has become the latest major company hit by a data breach. A malware known as  'Backoff' –  the same responsible for the major Target data breach – was found in the computer systems of Dairy Queens across seven states. 

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Backoff Malware Hits 1000 Businesses' Credit Card Machines And Target?

Forbes: A Secret Service announcement has unveiled that more than 1,000 American businesses have been compromised by a piece of malware named 'Backoff'. The Secret Service bulletin states “Seven PoS system providers/vendors have confirmed that they have ...

1000 firms hit by malware, opening doors

Washington Times: Tech Times reported the malware is called Backoff and that the Department of Homeland Security worked with the Secret Service to discover the word in its code. United Parcel Service and Supervalu have already come forward to admit they've found the ...

1000 firms hit by malware, opening doors to millions of hacks

Washington Times: Tech Times reported the malware is called Backoff and that the Department of Homeland Security worked with the Secret Service to discover the word in its code. United Parcel Service and Supervalu have already come forward to admit they've found the ...

Backoff Malware Hits 1, 000 Businesses' Credit Card Machines And Target?

A Secret Service announcement has unveiled that more than 1,000 American businesses have been compromised by a piece of malware named 'Backoff'. The Secret Service bulletin states "Seven PoS system providers/vendors have confirmed that they have had multiple clients affected" and thus the estimate of impacted retailers runs to around 1,000. Some have been quick to implicate the likes of UPS ...

Backoff Malware Hits 1000 Businesses' Credit Card Machines And Target?

A Secret Service announcement has unveiled that more than 1000 American businesses have been compromised by a piece of malware named 'Backoff'. The Secret Service bulletin states "Seven PoS system providers/vendors have confirmed that they have had multiple clients affected" and thus the estimate of impacted businesses runs to around 1000. Some have been quick to implicate the likes of UPS ...

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Malware that hit Target puts more than 1000 businesses at risk

An advisory published by the Department of Homeland Security warns retailers that point-of-sale or PoS malware attacks, like the one that struck Target, might still be floating around in the wild, undetected. The DHS estimates about 1,000 U.S ...

MALWARE KNOWN AS..

How 'One-Day Wonder' websites help disguise malware

A form of malware known as "ransomware" – so called because it locks up a computer or device and holds it ransom until the user pays a price – has long been known to infect computers, but has now been found to infect mobile devices as well. In the past ...

SYRIAN MALWARE TEAM..

Syrian Malware Team makes use of enhanced BlackWorm RAT

SC Magazine: On Friday, researchers at FireEye revealed in a blog post that Syrian Malware Team (a largely pro-Syrian government group of hackers) has operated as far back as 2011, and now primarily uses the “Dark Edition” version of BlackWorm in its campaigns.

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