Stuxnet – malware that just won’t die

stuxnet malwareStuxnet is being used by North Korea with the aim of destroying cities and killing people. It was used to infiltrate North Korean networks with the intent of destroying physical infrastructure. It has been discovered on the International Space Station. It allegedly wrecked part of a Russian nuclear plant. Is there anything Stuxnet can’t do? We know it tore apart centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enriching plant over five years ago. But is it as lethal and ubiquitous as it’s claimed or has it simply gained mythical status because it was the world’s first cyber weapon?

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UK cyber crime team issue red alert on email spam from ‘banks’

email-scam-bankThe UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit(NCCU) has issued an alert about mass email spamming in which people are receiving emails that are allegedlyfrom banks and other financial organisations.

Apparently tens of millions of people in the UK could have received the emails with small and medium businesses in particular being targeted.  The chances are that variants of this email will also begin appearing across the rest of Europe in due time.

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The New Frontier Of Malware: Android

Android_malware_targetJust last week we were talking about some worrying facts concerning mobile malware. As Juniper Research data showed, malware targeting mobile devices nearly tripled, from 14,000 to 40,000 instances, in less than a year.

This week, experts from the mobile security industry have been expressing their concerns about what can only be described as a pandemic of Android malware, with high risk or potentially dangerous apps reaching 175k in Q3 up from 30k at the end of Q2. And with only 20% of Android users protecting their devices, the majority is at serious risk.

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Alert! Citadel Trojan Partners With Reveton Ransomware

Citadel-RevetonA few months back we were warning web users about the rise of a new type of internet threat: Open-source malware – the Citadel Case. We explained how the Citadel Trojan can rapidly be customized and how this new development in the malware-producing industry can affect you. Now, we’re back with further, even worse, news on the matter: powerful Citadel-based attacks have been ravaging US users’ computers… and their pockets.

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Cybercrooks Going Green in 2012?

Virus-recycledNot all green, but still… Recycling malware and finding new spreading channels for it are the two major trends hackers and malware writers will follow this year.


Smartphone usage is rapidly becoming mainstream. We see people in metro and bus stations with their eyes stuck to those little screens.

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