A malware delivery campaign aimed at making victims' computers surreptitiously view YouTube videos and, consequently, artificially inflate their popularity so that scammers might earn money from the ads embedded in them, has been targeting users around the world for months now.
An exploit for a still officially unconfirmed zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player has been added to the popular Angler exploit kit and is, along with exploits for several other Flash flaws, opening users' Windows machines to the Bedep trojan.
RiskIQ found that more than 40,000 of the 350,000 apps which reference banking in the world’s top 90 app stores contain malware or suspicious binaries.
Computer security experts often advise to users to download games, apps, documents, software and software updates directly from the original source (the manufacturer) or from reputable online stores.
Enterprises spend $1.3 million a year dealing with false positive cyber security alerts, which equals nearly 21,000 hours in wasted time.
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