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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.

Microsoft warns of banking malware targeting German speakers

Microsoft has warned of a new variant of a banking malware that appears to be targeting German speakers, according to PC World.

Hackers damage German factory

An online attack on a German steelworks caused massive damage to the infrastructure, according to reports.

Gamer PCs – how to keep yours clean and mean

Gamers have become major targets for hackers – from large-scale attacks against gaming companies, to small-scale scams carried out via game chat channels. But a few easy security steps should help keep your precious rig at full speed – and safe.

Cyber Monday – 12 tips to help you shop safely online

Technology might evolve, but cyber gangs rely on tried-and-tested tactics. With a bit of care and attention, it’s easy to sort the genuine bargains from the too-good-to-be-true fakes.

Do I need to worry about state-sponsored threats like Regin?

Since the discovery of Stuxnet several years ago, there has been a parade of targeted malware that may have been created or sponsored by nation states. Does an average person or business really need to worry about these things?

‘Citadel’ trojan attacking password managers

Using password managers is often recommended as good practice in order to prevent overusing the same logins, but a new malware has been uncovered that specifically targets the password managers that hold all the variants.

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