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Kovter malware upgrade takes it from mild to mean

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 2, 2016 in Industry News
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Hackers are upgrading already planted Kovter malware with the goal of gaining broad access to Fortune 500 computer networks. Cybereason Lab found hackers are placing the click-fraud and adware tools on corporate systems and then upgrading the software into more malicious forms of malware capable of...

Fed records show dozens of cybersecurity breaches

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: June 2, 2016 in Industry News
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The U.S. Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as "espionage," according to Fed records. The central bank's staff suspected hackers or spies in many of the incidents, the records show. The Fed's computer systems play...

Chinese hackers blackmailing MT4 brokers with DDoS attacks

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 26, 2016 in Industry News
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LeapRate has learned that a number of both large and small Retail Forex brokers running MT4 have been the subject of successful DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks originating out of China. MetaTrader4The hackers have apparently exploited a vulnerability in MT4, which is difficult to protect because of...

Hackers target banks in the Middle East

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 24, 2016 in Industry News
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Researchers at the US cybersecurity company FireEye have discovered that hackers have begun to probe the defences of banks in the Middle East by targeting bank employees with malware-infected emails to collect information about bank networks and user accounts. The company started an investigation into the...

16-30 April 2016 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 23, 2016 in Industry News
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It’s now time to publish the second timeline of April (Part I here) covering the main cyber-attacks occurred between 16 and 30 April 2016. A fortnight quite reach of interesting events, and characterized by two trends inherited from the first half of the month: the...

Cyber espionage malware discovered in Ukraine

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 20, 2016 in Industry News
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ESET researchers have discovered malware that has eluded the attention of anti-malware researchers since at least 2008. Detected by ESET as Win32/Prikormka, the malware is being used to carry out cyber-espionage activities in Ukraine, primarily targeting anti-government separatists in the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s...