Current Threats News
Microsoft Reverses Course On Bug Bounties With Reward Program
7:18 PM EST Wed. Jun. 19, 2013
A new bug bounty program announced today by Microsoft will pay up to 100,000 for 'truly novel' exploitation techniques against the protections built into the latest version of Windows.
Tech 10: Hot Antivirus Alternatives For 2013
4:00 PM EST Wed. Jun. 19, 2013
CRN identifies 10 vendors that have developed innovative ways to detect malware and analyze threats to better protect corporate networks. They take a giant step beyond traditional signature technologies.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Contains Serious Smishing Vulnerability, Firm Warns
11:08 AM EST Wed. Jun. 19, 2013
Qihoo 360, a China-based mobile security firm, said it discovered a serious flaw in Galaxy S4 devices that could be used by SMS Trojans to rack up premium text messaging charges.
Apple Discloses Law Enforcement Requests For Cloud Data
4:57 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Apple says it has received as many as 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer cloud data since Dec. 1.
Active Attacks Targeting Microsoft Office Flaw May Stem From 2009
12:38 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Older version of Microsoft Office was used in a spate of targeted attacks that could have started as early as 2009, according to researchers studying the vulnerability.
Eight Charged In 'Modern-Day Bank Robberies' Across U.S.
11:55 AM EST Thu. Jun. 13, 2013
Accounts at more than a dozen banks and credit card processors were infiltrated in an attack campaign that dates back to 2011 and attempted to steal at least $15 million from U.S. customers.
Zeus Malware Configured To Recruit Money Mules In Credit Card Theft
11:14 AM EST Thu. Jun. 13, 2013
Attackers abroad infect victims with malware and then attempt to recruit them by injecting advertisements for quick cash into employment web pages.
Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Calls NSA Leak A 'Huge Breach'
1:28 PM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen told attendees at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit that the NSA leak could lead to tighter restrictions on Internet security.
Malware Hijacks Two-Step Verification, Drains Bank Accounts
10:50 AM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
The Bugat Trojan attempts to steal up to $200,000 a day for a cybercriminal gang. The latest iteration copies the Zeus and SpyEye malware families by capturing text messages on smartphones.
Cybercriminals Are Picking On U.S. Cloud Hosting Providers
10:35 AM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
Financially motivated attacks that bilk account credentials and targeted threats designed to steal intellectual property are served up by using infrastructure at U.S. cloud hosting providers.
Attacks Target Plesk Flaw Impacting Some Apache Servers
2:47 PM EST Fri. Jun. 07, 2013
Security firms detecting ongoing attacks said the coding error in an outdated version of the control panel could give cybercriminals access to sensitive data or set up drive-by attacks targeting website visitors.
Patch Tuesday Preview: Microsoft To Address Critical Internet Explorer Errors
3:37 PM EST Thu. Jun. 06, 2013
Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday is set to repair flaws in Internet Explorer, Office and Windows.
Microsoft Temporarily KOs Dangerous Citadel Botnet
9:25 AM EST Thu. Jun. 06, 2013
Citadel is responsible for spreading the notorious Zeus family of banking malware, which has stolen millions from the accounts of its victims in the past several years.
Encountering Mobile Threats Extremely Low in U.S., Security Firm Finds
10:35 AM EST Wed. Jun. 05, 2013
The likelihood for Android device owners in the U.S. of encountering adware is 1.6 percent, according to mobile security vendor Lookout. The firm said malware threats, such as spyware and Trojans, affects an estimated 0.2 percent of U.S. Android users.
NetTraveler Surveillance Attack Widespread, Kaspersky Warns
2:56 PM EST Tue. Jun. 04, 2013
Latest cyberespionage campaign has compromised more than 350 victims in 40 countries and includes individuals in the United States, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab.
Sophos Readies Strong U.S. Push For Endpoint Security
2:29 PM EST Mon. Jun. 03, 2013
The security company is hoping a new MSP program and web-enabled software could help boost market share growth.
Android Mobile Attacks Spreading Across The Globe, McAfee Finds
11:45 AM EST Mon. Jun. 03, 2013
Mobile device owners are still at the highest risk of attack in Asia and Eastern Europe, but McAfee has now documented attacks in Australia, South Korea, India and Italy.
5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week
11:55 AM EST Fri. May. 31, 2013
For the week ending May 31, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.
Cybercriminals: Smarter Than Your Average Hosting Provider?
10:43 AM EST Thu. May. 30, 2013
Many cloud hosting providers are vigilant about monitoring for fraudulent accounts or suspicious activity, but attackers are seeing success setting up command and control servers anyway.
5 Ways To Safeguard Devices And Data While Traveling Abroad
10:00 AM EST Thu. May. 30, 2013
Some companies don't allow employees to travel to certain countries with company-issued computers and mobile devices, even when traveling on business. Learn how to take precautions and avoid a malware infection.
Microsoft Uses Azure To Speed Up Threat Information Sharing
12:17 PM EST Wed. May. 29, 2013
Under Microsoft's new Cyber Threat Intelligence Program, early adopters will receive updated threat data related to infected computers in their specific country or network every 30 seconds.
Protecting The Business From Cloud Application Security Risks
5:35 PM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
An organization needs visibility into cloud applications in order to mitigate risks.
Microsoft Warning: Free Software Could Contain Hidden Malware
3:29 PM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
Microsoft said the freely available software tools can be packaged with malware designed to steal data or account credentials.
CIA Investment Arm Has Its Sights -- And Money -- Set On Security Startups
10:00 AM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
The nonprofit In-Q-Tel was formed to 'break down the barrier between the government and private sectors to support the intelligence community with the tools they need,' says a partner at the firm.
5 Concerning Reasons The U.S. Power Grid Is Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks
10:00 AM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
China, Iran and other countries pose a threat against the country's complex power system, but a study conducted by two legislators found most power operators won't voluntarily implement stronger cybersecurity security measures.
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