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Japan criminalizes malware creation and distribution

The Japanese parliament has finally passed a law that punishes malware creators and distributers – and even people who acquire/store malware – with jail time and a …

iCloud search ends with fake AV

Following Steve Jobs’ announcement of Apple’s entry into the cloud business, the term “iCloud” has quickly become a trending topic. And cyber scammers …

Trojan targets devices with custom Android versions

A Trojan targeting rooted smartphones and those with custom built versions of Android has been spotted on third-party Android markets in China. Lookout researchers have dubbed …

Trojan goes after Bitcoins

Bitcoin – the digital currency that has lately become a point of contention between those that consider it a perfect way of handling payments online and those who said …

SpyEye Trojan attacks Air Berlin and AirPlus travelers

Trusteer have uncovered a SpyEye configuration that targets users of two leading European airline travel Web sites: Air Berlin, the second largest airline in Germany (after …

Huge decline of Autorun-abusing malware

Infections with malware that abuses the Windows Autorun feature by automatically enabling AutoPlay have been declining since February, says Microsoft, and credits the security …

Malware activity hitting peaks of 10 million pieces per day

Virus and malware activity increased during the month of May, sporadically hitting peaks of more than 10 million pieces per day, according to AppRiver. Major news events, once …

Trend Micro expands risk management portfolio

Trend Micro announced new solutions for protecting enterprises from Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) known to evade conventional perimeter and content security. Today’s …

History and future of mobile malware

Panda Security released a report on the history, current state and future of mobile malware which aims to raise awareness of the threats affecting mobile devices as well as …

Malware writers rely on users not updating

When infecting PCs, online criminals are increasingly benefiting from uninstalled updates for browsers and their components. Research carried out by G Data SecurityLabs …

Continued attacks on social networks

GFI Software announced the top 10 most prevalent malware threats for the month of May 2011. The month was marked by a number of Facebook survey scams baiting users with offers …

Plankton Android Trojan found in 10 apps on Android Market

Ten more applications have been pulled from the Google’s official Android Market following a notification that they contained a new kind of Android malware. The malware …

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