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Operation Emmental exploits holes in banking security (23 July 2014)
Trend Micro researchers have discovered and analyzed a clever attack aimed at customers of Austrian, Swiss, Swedish, and Japanese banks. They dubbed it Emmental, after the famous Swiss...
Android Simplocker ransomware hits English-speaking users (23 July 2014)
Simplocker, the first Android ransomware that actually encrypts files located on the device, has begun to target English-speaking users, ESET researchers warn. The initial version...
Facebook scams now lead to exploit kits (23 July 2014)
The Facebook scam is a familiar phenomenon to every user of the popular social network, and most of them have fallen for it at one time or another as it only takes a moment of distraction...
How Nigerian cyber criminals have evolved (22 July 2014)
Cyber criminals in Nigeria have evolved common malware campaigns to infiltrate businesses that have not previously been their primary targets, according to Palo Alto Networks. Nigerian...
Funny Facebook video scam leaves unamusing Trojan (21 July 2014)
A new funny video spreading on Facebook leaves a not-so-hilarious Trojan in its wake on users’ computers, according to research by Bitdefender. The malware, believed to originate from...
Mayhem malware ropes Linux, UNIX servers into botnets (18 July 2014)
A new malware that researchers have dubbed Mayhem is being used to target Linux and Unix web servers and has so far compromised over 1,400 Linux and FreeBSD servers around the world,...
Fake Flash Player steals credit card information (18 July 2014)
A new trojan that's after credit card details is targeting Android users, warn antivirus experts from Dr. Web. The malware is currently targeting Russian users, but it can easily be...
Government-grade malware used for ransomware attacks (18 July 2014)
It was only a matter of time until cyber criminals got their hands on a piece of government-made malware and repurposed it for their own criminal needs. Sentinel Labs researchers...
Botnets gain 18 infected systems per second (17 July 2014)
"According to industry estimates, botnets have caused over $9 billion in losses to US victims and over $110 billion in losses globally. Approximately 500 million computers are infected...
Pushdo Trojan infects 11,000 systems in 24 hours (17 July 2014)
Bitdefender has discovered that a new variant of the Trojan component, Pushdo, has emerged. 77 machines have been infected in the UK via the botnet in the past 24 hours, with more than...

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Internet Explorer vulnerabilities increase 100%

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Bromium Labs research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing Java and Flash vulnerabilities.


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