UPS Malware Data Breach

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

By on August 21, 2014 at 8:05 AM.

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

Following the many cases of malware attacks targeting various retail stores to steal personal customer data, including Target, Neiman Marcus, or P.F. Chang’s, UPS is the next in line to acknowledge such a security breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that 51 UPS locations have been hit in a heist where hackers have accessed data for approximately 105,000 customer transactions between January and August.
More →

No Comments
iPhone Jailbreak Malware App

Watch out for this frighteningly smart malware that’s infected over 75,000 jailbroken iPhones

By on August 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Watch out for this frighteningly smart malware that’s infected over 75,000 jailbroken iPhones

The malware protection that comes with Apple’s walled-off garden is only so good as long as you stay in that confined space, as otherwise hackers will be able to attack you with malicious programs. Specifically, jailbroken iPhones, which can install any iOS app whether it’s approved by Apple or not, are obviously susceptible to malware attacks, and a Virus Bulletin advisory notice details one such malicious program that has infected at least 75,000 iOS devices to date. More →

No Comments
Android SMS Banking Malware

Dangerous Android malware can do anything it wants with over 500K infected devices

By on August 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Dangerous Android malware can do anything it wants with over 500K infected devices

A new piece of dangerous malware has apparently been discovered, RT.com reports, and it’s running on more than half a million Android devices from the U.S., Europe and Russia. The malicious program, which has been discovered by Russian security firm Group-IB, gives attackers complete control of those devices once it’s installed. More →

No Comments
Luuuk Trojan Online Banking Malware

Mysterious Luuuk Trojan stole over $680,000 in just a week, then disappeared

By on June 25, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Mysterious Luuuk Trojan stole over $680,000 in just a week, then disappeared

Luuuk is the name of a mysterious Trojan that was discovered in early 2014 after having allowed its creators to steal more than €500,000, or about $680,000, in just seven days by performing “Man-in-the Browser” attacks. Kaspersky found the threat on January 20th, and it affected 190 customers of an unnamed bank that operates in Italy and Turkey. More →

No Comments
Google Play Store Android Malware App

An incredibly sneaky piece of malware has finally been pulled from Google Play

By on June 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

An incredibly sneaky piece of malware has finally been pulled from Google Play

Even various legit Android apps have been found to have additional hidden powers, which is why it shouldn’t surprise us that one more piece of malware has apparently made it to the Google Play Store. FireEye, the security firm that discovered the malicious app, worked with Google to have the app removed from the store after finding that it was able to steal user data including SMS messages, certificates and even banking details. More →

No Comments
Galaxy S4 Clone with Malware

This Android smartphone already ships with dangerous malware preinstalled

By on June 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM.

This Android smartphone already ships with dangerous malware preinstalled

Android’s malware problem has taken a new twist, as such apps now come bundled with certain phones. Instead of creating apps that can pack hidden, malicious capabilities, some device makers in China are apparently ready to ship smartphones with built-in malware. Such is the case with the Star N9500, a Galaxy S4 clone from China, which comes with a Trojan on board masquerading as the Google Play Store, German publication Heise reports. More →

No Comments
iBanking Android Malware Explained

This complex PC-Android malware combo can be yours for just $5,000

By on May 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This complex PC-Android malware combo can be yours for just $5,000

Researchers at Symantec have discovered that previously known phishing malware for Android has been further developed into a sophisticated weapon that can perform various other malicious activities, and that can work together with similar apps for Windows, Ars Technica reports. Called iBanking, the malware is available to individuals with malicious intentions for around $5,000. More →

No Comments
Target Credit Card Data Hack

Target’s CEO is the latest victim of the massive credit card hack

By on May 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Target’s CEO is the latest victim of the massive credit card hack

Target on Monday announced that Gregg Steinhafel, the company’s CEO, President and Chairman of the board, has stepped down from all positions following the massive credit card hack the company had been hit with late last year. More →

No Comments
iOS 7 Unflod Baby Panda Malware

iPhone malware exists, but the risk is nothing like it is with Android

By on April 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

iPhone malware exists, but the risk is nothing like it is with Android

While most reports detail Android malware efforts from malicious parties looking to take advantage of Android’s popularity in order to steal personal data and money from users, iOS isn’t completely safe from malware. A Reddit user has discovered an application running in the background on an iOS device that turned out to be a malware application hunting for Apple IDs. However, there’s a big catch that allows the app to work: the attacked iOS devices have to be jailbroken first. Moreover, the user will have to download certain apps from untrusted sources after the jailbreak, to get this new piece of software. More →

No Comments
Michaels and Aaron Brothers Malaware Hack

‘Highly sophisticated malware’ stole credit card data from 3M Michaels customers

By on April 18, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

‘Highly sophisticated malware’ stole credit card data from 3M Michaels customers

After LaCie announced earlier this week it was the victim of a massive credit card breach that lasted for a year, crafts store Michaels revealed in a press release that hackers may have stolen credit card data for 3 million of its customers, including buyers that shopped at its Aaron Brothers subsidiary. The company has hired two independent security firms to conduct an extensive investigation, which revealed that payment systems in Michaels and Aaron Brothers stores were attacked by “highly sophisticated malware” that had not been seen before by either firm. More →

No Comments
Android malware targets Facebook users

Scary Android malware uses Facebook to bypass two-factor authentication

By on April 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Scary Android malware uses Facebook to bypass two-factor authentication

Android users have yet another piece of malware to worry about. PC World points out a technique that is specifically targeting Facebook users who use mobile banking. On computers infected with this trojan, users will see a message when visiting Facebook’s website alerting them that “due to a rising number of attempts in order to gain unlawful access to the personal information of our users and to prevent corrupted page data to spread Facebook administration introduces new extra safety protection system.” More →

No Comments
LaCie Credit Card Malware Breach

LaCie is the latest victim of massive credit card breach

By on April 16, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

LaCie is the latest victim of massive credit card breach

French company LaCie, maker of various storage solutions, on Tuesday announced that it has been the victim of a massive attack that exposed the personal data of buyers, including credit cards, to a third party. The company said it was informed by the FBI on March 19 that “an unauthorized person used malware to gain access to information from customer transactions that were made through LaCie’s website.” The company has hired an investigation firm, and has temporarily disabled its online store, while it secures it. More →

No Comments
Malware Global Infection Map

Watch in real-time as malware infects the entire planet

By on April 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Watch in real-time as malware infects the entire planet

In what might be the most ingenious ad campaign for anti-virus software we’ve ever seen, Kaspersky Lab has put has put together a terrifying, interactive infographic of sorts calling attention to malware threats in real-time. The “Cyberthreat Real-Time Map” visualizes our planet in relation to malware, displaying the infection rates in every country and ranking them based on which are the most infected. Russia comes in at number 1, with the United States and India taking the 2 and 3 spots, respectively. Of course, it’s nothing more than a clever endorsement for Kaspersky Lab’s Security Scan software, but it’s fascinating to see the reach of malware across the globe in such a visually evocative format. See for yourself on Kaspersky’s site.

No Comments