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Trojans

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.

Angelina Jolie spoof tempts unwary users

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Spammers are using fake information relating to Angelina Jolie to trick users into downloading and installing trojans.

Trojan disguised as UPS delivery note

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Panda Security is warning email recipients that a series of messages purporting to come from package delivery company UPS may in fact harbour the Agent.JEN trojan.

New trojan in the wild targeting multimedia files

A new trojan in the wild is infecting multimedia files on a victim's hard disk.

Stolen data found on international crimeservers

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Two crimeservers containing half a gigabyte of stolen data have been discovered in Argentina and Malaysia; the data was likely being made available to the highest bidder

Trend Micro to boycott security tests

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The security vendor's chief technology officer said today the company will withdraw from the popular VB100 anti-malware tests, launching a tirade against the testers' methodology

Sophos signs up execs from two of its rivals

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The security company has appointed senior executives from both Trend Micro and Symantec in order to bolster its marketing efforts

SonicWALL extends unified threat management line

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The security vendor is to offer a UTM appliance to the SME market after it reported sales up nearly a quarter year-on-year

Israeli private investigators guilty in spyware case

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Four members of Modi'in Ezrahi, an Israeli private investigation company have been found guilty of using spyware to steal information from businesses.

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