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Lawyer claims police placed malware on requested external hard drive

A lawyer in Arkansas is claiming that police planted three different pieces of malware on an external hard drive in a controversial whistleblower case against the police force, reports 5 News Online.

Operation Buhtrap, the trap for Russian accountants

The Operation Buhtrap campaign targets a wide range of Russian banks, used several different code signing certificates and implements evasive methods to avoid detection.

Hackers hide malware in fake game pages hosted on Steam

Gamers downloading from Steam should beware of fake game pages, after a spate of clone titles were found on the service hiding harmful malware.

Waski downloader spreads banker Trojan targeting users worldwide

If you have recently received an unexpected email with a ZIP file attached, it could be a threat attempting to steal your banking login credentials. Its name is Waski and is detected by ESET as Win32/TrojanDownloader.Waski.

Hackers set up Pirate Bay clone to distribute banking trojan

Wordpress sites are being targeted by a Pirate Bay clone set up by hackers to distribute malware and a banking trojan, reports The Next Web.

Google clean-up targets malicious ad injectors

Google has received more than 100,000 complaints this year regarding unwanted ad injectors that have infected browsers.

Energy companies hit with new data-stealing malware

Energy companies have been targeted with a new multi-stage malware attack used to infect company computers and steal sensitive data.

PoSeidon Malware attacks Point of Sale credit card transactions

Point of Sale credit card terminals are under threat from a new malware named PoSeidon, thought to be more dangerous than the Zeus exploit kit that was used to steal millions of card details from Target customers.

Millions of computers left vulnerable to BIOS chip hack

A vulnerability has been detected in the BIOS chips found in millions of computers which could leave users open to hacking.

Google Play security tightened with human screening process

Google is taking additional security measures to shut out malware from its app store by introducing a human screening process.

ESET’s Mark James on 2015’s security trends

how is 2015 shaping up in security? We caught up with ESET security specialist Mark James to get his take on threats, security and how people should ensure their year is free of malware.

Casper Malware: After Babar and Bunny, Another Espionage Cartoon

In this post, we lift the veil on Casper – another piece of software that we believe to have been created by the same organization that is behind Babar and Bunny.

Fake Amazon gift cards offer only malware to Android devices

Fake Amazon gift cards are being sent to Android devices via text message, but it’s malware not discounts that is being spread among the recipients.

Phishing, exploits and botnets – how can they affect your business?

How can phishing exploits and botnets affect a business?

Nine bad botnets and the damage they did

Responsible for a great deal of the hacking, spamming and malware every day: here are some of the worst botnets of all time.

Microsoft phishing email targeting corporate networks with ‘neurotic malware’

Security researchers have uncovered a trojan that evades sandboxes specifically targeted at corporate users, hidden in legitimate looking phishing email that apes Microsoft’s Volume License.

Patch Now – Adobe Vulnerabilities Under Attack

This has not been a great week for Adobe; they have been scrambling to fix a number of critical vulnerabilities in their Flash Player product that are being used in active attacks. But a patch is now available to cover all these vulnerabilities – so patch now!

The utterly crazy story of the death threat hacker (involves a cat)

A cat leads to a notorious death threat hacker finally being caught and jailed in Japan.

Facebook porn scam infects 110k users in 48 hours

A new porn scam is spreading startlingly quickly through Facebook – one that has managed to spread malware to over 110,000 users in 48 hours, reports The Guardian.

MSIL/Agent.PYO: Have botnet, will travel

ESET’s researchers recently encountered a piece of malware targeting the filling of the forms belonging to the Consulate of Poland. To understand why it is first necessary to have a brief look at the application process for visas.

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