The danger of having your Android handset come preloaded with malware is rising, especially if you live in Asia and Africa and are on the market for a cheap, low-level phone.
A new piece of Point-of-Sale RAM scraping malware has been submitted to VirusTotal and analyzed by researchers, who found that it's a cross between two older and different POS malware families and is offered for sale on underground markets for $2,000.
Last week's breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment networks and the disabling of employees' computers has likely been the incident that spurred the FBI to release a "flash" warning to US businesses on Monday, warning them a particularly destructive piece of malware wielded by yet unknown attackers.
Over 23,000 websites set up with the help of Joomla, WordPress and Drupal content management systems have been compromised and used for illegal search engine optimization by an attacker who managed to social-engineer site administrators to install a backdoor on their servers.
Which nation state is behind the sophisticated Regin espionage malware? According to The Intercept, it's likely wielded by the UK spy agency GCHQ and/or the US NSA.
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