Infosecurity News

Malware hijack adds unauthorised files to Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has once again been the subject of a malware attack, this time with a code hijack adding an unauthorised series of dropped files to the browser's profile.

ZeuS malware dominates October malware landscape

The latest monthly analysis of the malware landscape from Kaspersky Lab shows that the ZeuS trojan continued to strike, as it became one of the most commonly used and best-selling spy programmes on the online black market.

Security researcher publishes proof-of-concept Google Android malware

Hard on the heels of Coverty's revelations of several dozen security flaws in the Google Android smartphone operating system, a security researcher has published a proof of concept back door exploit involving a remote takeover of an Android device.

Data loss is a growing concern of small businesses

While viruses and trojans continue to be of concern for small businesses, data loss, through malware and data leaks, is a growing worry for small firms, a survey by Trend Micro found.

US Cyber Command opens its doors a month late

The military command charged with defending Department of Defense networks against cyber attacks has gone into full operation, but a month later than scheduled.

Massive DDoS attack knocks Burma offline

A serious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has effectively taken the country of Burma offline. The attack, which started on Tuesday, has reportedly clogged up the country’s main 45 Mbps internet feed, with DDoS packet rates of between 10 and 15 Gbps.

Revised EU privacy laws to demand greater transparency on the web

The European Commission has recommended updating privacy laws to make it easier for citizens to delete private data, including photos, from the internet.

Adobe releases security update for Flash Player

Adobe Systems has released an update for its Flash Player to fix eight critical vulnerabilities.

Adobe releases security update for Flash Player

Adobe Systems has released an update for its Flash Player to fix eight critical vulnerabilities.

Many hands cooperated to build Stuxnet worm

More than 30 people built Stuxnet worm, noted Brian Tillett, information security researcher at Symantec. Stuxnet has attacked a range of targets including Iranian nuclear facilities and Chinese computers.

Origami trojan takes shape in Russia, Ukraine

A new banking trojan, called Origami, is being used to attack bank customers in Russia and Ukraine, according to Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit.

Panda's security director debunks common security myths

Luis Corrons, Panda Security's director, has published a paper that debunks what he calls the top five urban IT security myths, including reports that the security companies hire hackers and that the same firms are behind the viruses in our industry.