Akamai has issued an alert on the Xsser mobile remote access trojan (mRAT), which targets iOS and Android devices and which may involve cellphone tower eavesdropping for location-specific attacks.
The third quarter of 2014 saw not only a massive increase in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, but also the prominence of phishing attacks, according to Akamai Technologies Inc’s Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert).
60% of all phishing attacks using fake bank pages exploited names of just 25 organizations Fake bank websites were involved in twice as many phishing attacks in 2013
Trend Micro has reported a new targeted attack campaign called 'Safe' which compromised government ministries, technology firms, media outlets, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations from over 100 countries.
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Verifiers have been found to be susceptible to abuse by attackers due to weak encryption, allowing for the spoofing of e-mails from recognized domain names.