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  • New Zeus variant targets users of 150 banks

    19.12.2014

    A new variant of the infamous Zeus banking and information-stealing Trojan has been created to target the users of over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries, including the UK, the US, Russia, Spain and Japan.

  • Malware peddlers take advantage of Sony's decision to pull controversial film

    18.12.2014

    In the wake of Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to scrap the theatrical release of the controversial film "The Interview" altogether, cyber criminals of another kind have move in to take advantage of the continuing interest the public has in the movie.

  • Malware peddlers turn again to malicious links

    17.12.2014

    In the continuous see-sawing that spammers and malware peddlers perform between sending out emails with malicious links and those with malicious attachments, the former method is again on the rise.

  • Top 5 malware attacks: 35 reused components

    17.12.2014

    CyActive identified the top five malware that returned the highest ROI for hackers with the least effort per dollar ó achieved by recycling code and using the same methods from previous malware attacks to once again inflict damage.

  • TorrentLocker exposed: Investigation and analysis

    16.12.2014

    ESET researchers analyzed a widespread case of ransomware generally known as TorrentLocker, which started spreading in early 2014.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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