UK and European companies in industries including automotive, finance, energy and telecoms are being attacked by new Trojan malware called 'Carbon Grabber' that steals online banking password and other credentials.
African cyber-criminals have expanded far beyond the simple '419' Nigerian scams they are notorious for, and are now using sophisticated botnets, RATs and targeted attack techniques, according to Trend Micro.
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German security research firm G Data is warning of a newly discovered RAT called IcoScript that hides behind popular email services like Yahoo Mail, giving corporate security teams another attack 'vector' to worry about.
The much-rumoured banking Trojan 'Kronos' has appeared in the wild and is stealing money unbeknown to the French bank account holders that it targets.
What constitutes winning in the fight against malware, and what's the value of a takedown ask commentators in the wake of Gameover Zeus' bounceback.
NatWest customers targeted by Gameover Zeus Trojan variant.
Online bank thieves who stole £400,000 earlier this year are believed to have been hit by police action against the Gameover Trojan gang.
Despite the takedown of Gameover Zeus last month, security researchers say that a small group of cyber-criminals are using the Trojan, with a tweaked version of the Citadel botnet, to steal banking credentials.
Underlining the growing threat of mobile malware, security researchers revealed this week that powerful Russian cybercrime gangs are using the iBanking Android Trojan which is described as commercial quality and "one of the most expensive pieces of malware seen on the underground market".
A new report from Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team breaks down the biggest banking botnets from last year, and reveals that 900 financial institutions from around the globe have been targeted.
"Phishing attacks will continue to rise until it becomes more expensive for these cybercriminals to operate."
Researchers at Malwarebytes say that spammers are targeting Amazon account holders with emails carrying two different types of Trojan malware.
A new distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) bot called 'Trojan Ferret' has been discovered.
Experts are warning users to expect a steep rise in Bitcoin-themed malware attacks following discovery of a new virus called Bitcoin Alarm
A UK-specific banking Trojan is now able to spread via Skype.
A Trojan used in an attack that reportedly caused Israeli police to shut down headquarters computers last week has been examined by security company Trend Micro.
Over a thousand Virgin Media customers have been warned about being infected with the SpyEye Trojan.
Cybercriminals behind the Waledac botnet have begun using a New Year's-themed campaign to capture more victims, security experts warned on Thursday.
Cybercriminals are still making large sums of money by pushing spyware and pharmaceutical spam, but internet fraudsters will leverage banking Trojans and other web exploits, particularly on social networking sites, for far greater returns in the future, according to a new report from Cisco.
Most of the rise in cybercrime can be linked to data-stealing malware, and Trojans are the fastest growing category, according to a report released on Monday by Trend Micro.
A Trojan has reportedly been uncovered that is harvesting FTP login data of major corporations, including the Bank of America, BBC, Amazon, Cisco, Monster.com, Symantec and McAfee.
Virus researchers have spotted a new variant of a Mac trojan that attempts to change a victim computer's DNS settings.
A new threat dubbed "Nine-Ball" has compromised up to 40,000 legitimate websites, which are, in turn, infecting users with an information-stealing Trojan, according to security vendor Websense.
The top two threat families on Microsoft's detection and removal list this month are online game password stealers (PWS).
Users should be cautious of a new virus variant that leverages the old technique of file infection with the modern-day desire for financial gain, security researchers have warned.
Apple, whose market share is growing among computer users, is now recommending that consumers consider applying anti-virus protection to their machines.
A new spam campaign that tells the recipient that their baby has been kidnapped is in fact a vehicle for the computer virus Troj/Resex-Fam.
The most popular bait used by spammers is 'Angelina Jolie' - four times as popular as Barack Obama whose name falls behind in second place.