Latest malware publications

Warning: using ticket-machines to surf Facebook and play videogames can lead to malware exploits

A new strain of Point of Sale (POS) malware has been identified by LA-based cyber threat intelligence firm IntelCrawler. Identified by the less-than-catchy moniker “d4re|dev1|” (‘Daredevil’), the software targets electronic kiosks and ticket-vending devices, creating a backdoor that permits elaborate remote control of victim machines. Though no direct correlation is stated between the malware infections found… Read More

Nation state responsible for powerful malware targeting airlines and telcos, says Symantec

A powerful and highly sophisticated piece of malware called Regin has been targeting governments and businesses since 2008, security research group Symantec has found. The sophisticated software is thought to have infected computers mainly between 2008 and 2011 before resurfacing last year. According to Symantec, companies in Russia and Saudi Arabia were most affected. No infections… Read More

WireLurker: Malicious software targets Apple users in China

A new breed of malware has been discovered designed to hack Apple devices through the Mac OS X operating system, security group Palo Alto Networks has found. The malware, known as ‘WireLurker,’ is able to install infected applications onto Apple desktop and mobile operating systems – adding malicious code to legitimate apps – and can… Read More

The malware of the future may come bearing real gifts

“What,” asked the speaker. “if Notepad behaved just like you would expect it to, but only for the first hour or so that you used it? What if it began to do different things after that?” According to Giovanni Vigna, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the head of the Center… Read More

SingTel and FireEye to launch cyber security centres in Sydney and Singapore

Telco giant SingTel and US cyber security firm FireEye have raised $50mn to launch two security operations centres (SOCs) in Singapore and Sydney as part of a partnership between the companies which will deliver managed security services. It is estimated that 150 security professionals will be employed across the two sites, including malware experts and… Read More

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