Viruses & Malware
The problem with sophisticated malware is that it tries to be invisible and persistent for as long as possible, according to Trend Micro global chief technology officer, Raimund Genes.
To back up his claim, Genes points to a report from Trustwave that sets the average time from the infiltration and breach of corporate resources until detection at 210 days or longer.
Researchers have discovered a new family of malware that found its way into legitimate apps inside Google's official store thanks to a malicious advertising network.
The malware was detected in 32 apps across four different developer accounts in Google Play and was downloaded up to nine million times, according to Lookout researchers who dubbed the malware BadNews.
Did you know the Internet has pornography on it? We were just as shocked to discover that as you. In fact, much of this pornographic material is available for free—but that doesn’t mean there’s not a huge potential cost. Specifically when it comes to malware. One researcher found that among some of world’s most highly trafficked free pornography sites, the probability of coming into contact with malware can exceed 50 percent in some cases.
Dumb-as-a-post Bitcoin-mining malware has appeared – bringing further proof that the virtual currency's hyperbolic trajectory is attracting the sort of late-to-the-party shady speculator that telegraphs a jarring fall.
The malware is currently spreading through a wide-ranging link poisoning campaign being run on Skype, a Kaspersky researcher wrote on Thursday. It is not the first Bitcoin-mining malware that has been detected, but its arrival coincides with a period of intense interest in the currency.
Tens of thousands of websites, some operated by The Los Angeles Times, Seagate, and other reputable companies, have recently come under the spell of "Darkleech," a mysterious exploitation toolkit that exposes visitors to potent malware attacks.