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Trojans

New Trojan targets 'happy to help' customer service people

New Trojan targets 'happy to help' customer service people

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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.

Africa's cybercrime gangs move way beyond 419 scams

Africa's cybercrime gangs move way beyond 419 scams

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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.

The 5 most read articles this week: August 1-7

The 5 most read articles this week: August 1-7

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you, the reader, in the week for August 1 to 7.

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

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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.

New banking Trojan 'Kronos' attacks French banks

New banking Trojan 'Kronos' attacks French banks

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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.

Gameover Trojan 'surges' after police takedown

Gameover Trojan 'surges' after police takedown

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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.

Game on for Gameover?

Game on for Gameover?

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NatWest customers targeted by Gameover Zeus Trojan variant.

Luuuk crime gang likely hit by Gameover takedown

Luuuk crime gang likely hit by Gameover takedown

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Online bank thieves who stole £400,000 earlier this year are believed to have been hit by police action against the Gameover Trojan gang.

Gameover Trojan rises from the dead

Gameover Trojan rises from the dead

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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.

iBanking Android malware grows in power

iBanking Android malware grows in power

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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".

Zeus and Citadel the biggest banking botnets of 2013

Zeus and Citadel the biggest banking botnets of 2013

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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 soar by 20 percent

Phishing attacks soar by 20 percent

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"Phishing attacks will continue to rise until it becomes more expensive for these cybercriminals to operate."

Spammers target Amazon holiday shoppers with Trojan-infected emails

Spammers target Amazon holiday shoppers with Trojan-infected emails

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Researchers at Malwarebytes say that spammers are targeting Amazon account holders with emails carrying two different types of Trojan malware.

Concerns rise on new DDoS bot 'Trojan Ferret'

Concerns rise on new DDoS bot 'Trojan Ferret'

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A new distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) bot called 'Trojan Ferret' has been discovered.

Bitcoin-themed malware 'rising sharply'

Bitcoin-themed malware 'rising sharply'

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Experts are warning users to expect a steep rise in Bitcoin-themed malware attacks following discovery of a new virus called Bitcoin Alarm

Shylock banking Trojan spreads via Skype

Shylock banking Trojan spreads via Skype

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A UK-specific banking Trojan is now able to spread via Skype.

RAT attack on Israeli police dissected by Trend Micro

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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.

Virgin Media warns customers about SpyEye Trojan, as 1,500 users found to be part of botnet

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Over a thousand Virgin Media customers have been warned about being infected with the SpyEye Trojan.

Waledac spreading through fake New Year's e-cards

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Cybercriminals behind the Waledac botnet have begun using a New Year's-themed campaign to capture more victims, security experts warned on Thursday.

Web attacks are financial boon for crooks, Cisco finds

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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.

Trojans are fastest-growing data-stealing malware

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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.

FTP login credentials at major corporations breached

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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.

Mac Trojan targets game sites to infect users

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Virus researchers have spotted a new variant of a Mac trojan that attempts to change a victim computer's DNS settings.

"Nine-Ball" mass injection attack compromised 40,000 sites

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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.

Microsoft says password stealers pose biggest threat

The top two threat families on Microsoft's detection and removal list this month are online game password stealers (PWS).

New Sality variant contains moneymaking twist

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 advises Mac users to install anti-virus software

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Apple, whose market share is growing among computer users, is now recommending that consumers consider applying anti-virus protection to their machines.

Picture of 'kidnapped babies' hides Trojan

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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.

Angelina Jolie tops spammers' list of names used to tempt

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The most popular bait used by spammers is 'Angelina Jolie' - four times as popular as Barack Obama whose name falls behind in second place.

Is Limbo 2 the ultimate trojan?

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Prevx, an internet security company headquartered in Derby has discovered a new trojan designed to steal information from large banking institutions. Jacques Erasmus, director of malware research, told SCMagazineUS.com on Friday that the Limbo 2 trojan might be the most sophisticated trojan yet released.

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