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WattsUpDoc: US hospitals trial AC power probes to treat medical malware

Two major hospitals in the United States are trialling a new system for detecting malware on medical devices, using probes that monitor AC power consumption to detect infections.

New malware ‘Punkey’ detected in new point-of-sale attack

A new advanced malware program targeting point-of-sale terminals is putting customer credit card details at risk, following a number of similar attacks already this year.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Thunderstrike! How a radar-proof rootkit could infect your Mac

A security researcher describes how malware could infect your Mac’s boot ROM, and spy on your activities, with little chance of you ever realising.

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.

Charge Anywhere warns of payment data leak

Mobile payment platform Charge Anywhere has revealed an exploit in its software that means that five year’s worth of credit card data could be at risk.

Week in Security: Grief for gamers, Unicorn spotted – and America wakes up

Cybercriminals once again had gamers in their sights this week, with leaks of multiple account details and a new Steam scam – but there was good news in the form of upgraded security on Whatsapp, and dawning awareness on privacy.

Facebook scams – ‘Naked woman eaten by shark’ is latest bait

The latest salacious video – promising ‘Naked Woman Eaten by a Shark’ – is just one in a long chain of viral video scams spread via Faceboook.

Wireless attacks against ‘air gapped’ targets are possible, Israeli team claims

A team of Israeli researchers has demonstrated a way to hack into an ultra-secure air-gapped network, install malware, and retreive information – without using hardware such as USB keys.

White House hit by “sustained” cyber attack, hackers breach unclassified network

IT security staff have spent the last few weeks fighting hackers in the White House, after a computer network was breached. But can we tell who was behind the attack?

Las trampas del malware “consciente” y cómo detectar su comportamiento

La virtualización empieza a ser insuficiente considerando que nos enfrentamos a malware cada vez más “consciente” de técnicas de sandboxing. Una de las charlas Virus Bulletin esta semana estuvo relacionada con las principales estrategias utilizadas en los códigos maliciosos para detectar los sandbox y las consecuencias en los resultados de los análisis.

Week in security: Bash Bug, BlackEnergy and hoax attacks

This week, a serious software vulnerability, which rapidly became known as the ‘Bash Bug’ or ‘Shellshock’ dominated the headlines, as two other faked news stories showed that hoaxes can fool the world very easily these days.

Back in BlackEnergy *: 2014 Targeted Attacks in Ukraine and Poland

State organizations and private businesses from various sectors in Ukraine and Poland have been targeted with new versions of BlackEnergy, a malware that’s evolved into a sophisticated threat with a modular architecture.

Week in security: Free iPhone scams target eager fans

This week offered a lesson in how cybercriminals follow the news, and time their attacks to dupe the unwary – with several different attacks aimed at iPhone fans, in the week where Apple unveiled its iPhone 6.

Beware overdue invoice malware attack, wrapped in an .ARJ file!

Online criminals are spamming out messages claiming that invoices are overdue. But attached to the emails are .ARJ files containing a malicious payload – don’t allow your computer to become infected.

Week in security: Home Depot speaks, Gmail and Android ‘leak’

This week, American chain Home Depot admitted its systems had been breached, Gmail users got a fright, and a series of videos showed leaks in Android chat apps. Meanwhile, Facebook freaked out the world…. again.

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