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Report: Cybercriminals Are Cooking up Malware in Record Numbers

Posted on January 26th, 2016.

2015 was a record year for the number of malware samples, a total that stands at 84 million new samples from 2014. That’s already 9 million more new malware strains than 2014. Researchers from Panda Security have released figures to claim a total of 84 million new malware samples that were detected and disabled in 2015. A press release...

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New Android Malware ‘MKero’ Packs a Heavy Financial Punch

Posted on September 9th, 2015.

Security researchers at Bitdefender have revealed a new CAPTCHA-bypassing Android malware – Mkero, that is embedded in Google Play store as applications by malicious developers. The malware is designed to get thousands of users to subscribe to premium-rate SMS services, which adds up to a big pot of money. Security researchers estimate...

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Sophisticated Malware ‘Carbanak Trojan’ Robbing Banks of a Billion Dollars Returns

Posted on September 4th, 2015.

Danish cybersecurity researchers have discovered newer and improved variants of the notorious Carbanak Trojan, now surfacing to target banks and financial institutions in U.S. & Europe. Carbanak, the malware that enabled a cyber-gang to siphon over $1 billion from a hundred financial institutions all over the world has made its...