Computer viruses are making a comeback, according to Microsoft’s Director of Trustworthy Computing – with numbers rising globally in 2012. Tim Rains says that for several years, viruses have been “out of favour with attackers”, but points to statistics showing that they have made a comeback in 2012, at least in certain territories.
The FBI has offered temporary security clearances to security officers from U.S. banks in order to share information into repeated cyber attacks which have disrupted online banking websites in recent months.
Mainstream media reports offer a mere “snapshot” of the scope of cyber-crime, according to the head of British intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters).
The Financial Times has become the latest victim of Twitter hackers, after activists hacked accounts belonging to the newspaper, and also defaced areas of the FT site.
Detailed analysis of a targeted campaign that tries to steal sensitive information from different organizations throughout the world, but particularly in Pakistan.
ESET Mobile Security has scored full marks for detecting mobile banking threats in a group test conducted by Germany’s AV-TEST magazine, focused on detecting dangerous new banking Trojans.
Government regulation of IT security poses challenges for bank security teams, a leading Australian bank IT security expert has claimed.
Internet Explorer 10 beats both Google’s Chrome and Firefox when it comes to blocking downloads of malware, according to analysts NSS Labs.
Cybersecurity is among the top defense priorities of the United States, the U.S. Navy’s top admiral said this week – on the same level as strategic nuclear weapons.
An international gang of cyber thieves stole $45 million using bank ATMs in a heist spread across 27 countries.
“Passwords are starting to fail us when used everywhere at internet scale,” said PayPal’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett at this week’s Interop expo in Las Vegas.
A proposed new law, the Deter Cyber Theft Act, would help defend U.S. companies against data theft and computer espionage by foreign interests, a bipartisan group of senators said this week.
China has accused the United States of being, “the real hacking empire” after a Pentagon report which said for the first time that cyber attacks on the U.S. were “directly attributable” to Beijing.
A “watering hole” attack on pages within the U.S. Department of Labor site exploited a “zero-day” vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 to deliver malware to visitors, according to reports.
Some 400 web servers found infected with Linux/Cdorked.A. including 50 in Alexa’s top 100,000 websites. And this backdoor has been applied to Lighttpd and nginx binaries in addition to Apache.
The Chinese government and military are behind large numbers of cyberespionage attacks directed at U.S. government computer systems, according to a Pentagon report released this week.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before… While I was in London recently for the InfoSec exhibition and some other meetings, my wife received a call from a lady with a heavy Indian accent, who told her that she had errors on her computer caused by viruses, and offering to remove them for her. For a fee, of course…
Poland’s influential CHIP technology magazine has awarded ESET Smart Security the top prize in its antivirus products category this year.