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New Fakebank malware variant intercepts calls on Android smartphones

Malware active in South Korea, redirects calls to scammers. Security researchers have discovered a new variant of the Fakebank malware.

Pwn2Own competition flushes out five Apple bugs, four Microsoft flaws

Independent researchers collected £190,000 in bug purchases this week at the annual Pwn2Own contest at CanSecWest in Vancouver.

Two East Asian APT groups stage cyber-espionage attacks

OceanLotus hits targets in Southeast Asia, while PlugX malware steals pharmaceutical data. APT groups are targeting high-profile corporate and government targets in Southeast Asia, security researchers have discovered.

Researchers claim AMD processors are riddled with critical flaws

Researchers at CTS Labs are accusing computer chip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) of disregarding "fundamental security principles" and overlooking "poor security practices and insufficient quality controls."

Middleboxes in Turkish telecom redirecting users to nation-state spyware

Security researchers have uncovered how deep packet inspection middleboxes are being used either to expose Turkish nationals to nation-state spyware or to redirect Egyptian Internet users to ads and browser cryptocurrency.

New cryptojacking attack uses Redis and NSA exploits to infect machines

Security researchers have revealed an extremely complex cryptojacking attack dubbed RedisWannaMine. Researchers say RedisWannaMine is aimed at both database servers and application servers.

Shadow Brokers' NSA data dump offers up more revelations

A group of Hungarian researchers found that the National Security Agency (NSA) was able to scan for and track nation-state threat groups when NSA workers were conducting operations inside other country's systems.

Malware steals payments, cryptocurrency by modifying clipboard saved info

Researchers have discovered a new malware that steals cryptocurrency and other electronic funds by surreptitiously modifying wallet or payment information whenever victims copy it to their devices' clipboards.

Browser stored personal information there for the taking: Report

Researchers have found that browsers like Chrome and Firefox store a great deal of visitor information, much of which can be easily discovered and taken by cyber-criminals.

Phishing campaign found to be targeting humanitarian organisations

Security researchers recently uncovered a phishing campaign that suspected Korean hackers had, since August 2017, unleashed on humanitarian aid organisations by using topics on North Korean politics.

Researchers find new ways to exploit Meltdown and Spectre flaws in chips

MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime could trick systems into leaking data. Security researchers have found new ways to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have plagued modern CPUs.

Updated Avzhan DDoS bot spotted in Chinese drive-by attack

A Chinese drive-by attack was recently observed dropping an updated version of the Avzhan DDoS bot, according to Malwarebytes researchers.