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Stealthy malware warning puts US retailers on alert

Stealthy malware warning puts US retailers on alert

Written by on November 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. “This is by far the most sophisticated point-of-sale malware seen to date,” said Maria Noboa, lead technical analyst […]

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Apple takes action against malicious apps that snuck through system

Apple takes action against malicious apps that snuck through system

Written by on September 21, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BOSTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet. The company disclosed the effort after several cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program dubbed XcodeGhost that was embedded […]

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Mobile advertising booms, but being hacked

Mobile advertising booms, but being hacked

Written by on August 27, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Mobile is now the most important channel for the advertising industry. It is growing incredibly fast. And, like all technology advances, it is increasingly under attack from the dark side. In 2014, advertising spend on mobile increased by nearly 65 percent. Banner adverts are still the most popular single campaign, accounting for 47 percent of […]

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Kaspersky Lab faked malware to damage rivals

Kaspersky Lab faked malware to damage rivals

Written by on August 17, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees. They said the secret campaign targeted Microsoft Corp, AVG […]

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State of Mobile Security 2012 – Toll Fraud on the Increase

Written by on September 18, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Two stories and one anecdote during the last 14 hours have brought a new menace to our attention – Toll Fraud. Currently prevalent in Eastern Europe and Russia, it is malware for profit and accounted for 62% of malware and spyware attacks in Q2 2012. Subex also spotlight it, along with this quarter’s fraud updates. […]

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