Malware peddlers employing a new Zeus banking Trojan variant have resorted to hiding the malware's configuration file into innocuous-looking sunset and cat photos, warns Trend Micro.
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has shared more details about the issues that have led to it filing for bankruptcy protection just as malware peddlers have started taking advantage of affected users' desperation and desire to recover their lost bitcoins.
Ransomware is one of the most effective means for cyber crooks to "earn" themselves huge sums of money with practically no effort, which explains its popularity with that particular crowd.
When first discovered by Trusteer in 2012, the Tilon banking malware received its name because of some similarities with the Silon banking Trojan.
The popularity of the Whatsapp IM service is undisputed - hundreds of millions of users around the world are proof of that.
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