With the current hype around the third Iron Man movie, security company Trend Micro Inc said hundreds of websites have emerged claiming to stream the box office hit. Not only only are they scams, they open up users to malware threats.
Malware makers are targeting the huge media interest in Malaysia’s general election, and one company was even in KL to hawk its spyware, writes F-Secure’s Goh Su Gim.
Bitcoin mining botnet ZeroAccess was the number one threat this quarter, according to the latest FortiGuard threat landscape report, while two new Android adware variants have climbed the watch list in the last 90 days.
Approximately every five years, attackers launch new types of threats and defenders protect against them. However, a confluence of factors makes today’s threats -- advanced malware, targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats – more damaging than anything we have experienced in the past, writes Sourcefire’s Ivan Wen.
Approximately 2,500 pieces of new web malware released every day; zero-day malware can't be detected by traditional signature-based approaches. Start-up StopTheHacker seeks to address this gap via proprietary technology driven by AI that proactively scans websites for malware.
PC manufacturers need to do their part in curbing the pervasive nature of malware, says Roslan Mahayuddin, director of enforcement at the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism.
While there has been no single major event that dominated the information security threat landscape in the last half of 2012 as in previous years, several new trends are beginning to surface that should be of concern to both general consumers and enterprises, notes a new study.
Data breaches – security incidents where user information becomes publically exposed or stolen – are a serious issue for an organization. The exposure of customer data can lead to a loss of confidence in the organization by its users, said Symantec.
The October Symantec Intelligence Report finds that scammers are taking advantage of Instagram’s popularity which has recently crossed the 100-million user mark. The scammers are approaching it from a variety of angles, in much the same way as they have on other social networks, Symantec said in a statement.
F-Secure has released its Banking Protection feature in response to cybercriminals and their use of increasingly sophisticated financial malware.