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Mac backdoor Trojan embedded inside boobytrapped Word documents

Mac backdoor Trojan embedded inside boobytrapped Word documents

A backdoor Trojan horse, which would allow a remote hacker to access your Mac computer without your knowledge and potentially snoop on your files and activity, has been discovered hidden inside a boobytrapped Word document.

SpyEye bank Trojan hides its fraud footprint

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The latest variants of the information stealing SpyEye Trojan are now specializing in hiding fraudulent transactions from your online banking statements. Should we rethink giving up on our paper statements?

Targeted attacks steal credit cards from hospitality and educational institutions

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SophosLabs has been tracking an increase in targeted attacks focused on hospitality and education organizations. The malware steals credit card data directly from memory for later retrieval by the criminals involved.

Busted! Ukrainian cybercrime duo who ripped off $4.5 million sent to prison in UK

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London's Metropolitan Police Service has announced the conviction and sentencing of two Ukrainian cybercrooks.

The pair raided innocent victims' bank accounts of at least $4.5 million in just six months.

Bundestrojaner, Sony breach, Duqu, OS X anti-anti-virus, MS hack - 60 Sec Security

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Enjoy the latest security news in brief by watching 60 Second Security!

This episode: the German Bundestrojaner controversy, Sony breached (again!), Duqu dubbed "Son of Stuxnet", OS X anti-anti-virus and Microsoft videos hacked.

Malware compromises USAF Predator drone computer systems

Malware compromises USAF Predator drone computer systems

Malware has infected the control systems used by the United States Air Force to fly Predator and Reaper drones, logging keypresses as the unmanned aircraft are flown remotely in Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan and other conflict zones.

German 'Government' R2D2 Trojan FAQ

German Government R2D2 Trojan FAQ

Was the R2D2 Trojan used by German law enforcement agencies to spy on citizens?

Read our FAQ, and learn more about this unfolding case.

'Government' backdoor R2D2 Trojan discovered by Chaos Computer Club

'Government' backdoor R2D2 Trojan discovered by Chaos Computer Club

A Trojan horse allegedly created by the German government to spy on citizens' online activity and Skype conversations has been discovered.

Sit back, eat your popcorn, and get ready for the political storm if this proves to be true.

Microsoft's botnet shutdown won't stop Mac malware

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After Microsoft's shutdown of the Kelihos botnet on Monday some suggested it would slow down Mac malware purveyors. While the shutdown of the botnet and the cz.cc domain will help, it's only temporary.

Christmas tree Trojan blamed for NBC News Twitter hack

Christmas tree Trojan blamed for NBC News Twitter hack

A keylogger is being blamed for a high profile attack which allowed hackers to gain control of the NBC News Twitter account, and post bogus messages about a terrorist attack.

Many WordPress blogs at risk from image-based zero-day vulnerability

Many WordPress blogs at risk from image-based zero-day vulnerability

Technology blogger Mark Maunder recently wrote about an intrusion to his WordPress site.

The culprit was a widespread image-tweaking utility called timthumb. Learn what happened and how to fix it.

New Trojan found - this time, interesting, important and harmless!

New Trojan found - this time, interesting, important and harmless!

The word Trojan has many meanings, and when it is used without qualification in headlines, it's hard to know which one is meant.

So here's some weekend polymathery for you. Enjoy. (Yes. There is a connection to computer security.)

Simon Pegg is Twitter-hacked, warns fans of Trojan horse threat

Simon Pegg is Twitter-hacked, warns fans of Trojan horse threat

Actor Simon Pegg says that his Twitter account was hacked in order to spread a malware-infected screensaver to his 1.2 million followers.

WordPress plugins Trojanised, spotted, fixed

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WordPress just announced that the source code for three plugins for its popular blog-hosting platform had been Trojanised. Fortunately, the malicious changes have now been removed. Find out what happened and how to fix it.

Mac users hit with fake anti-virus when using Google image search

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A new Trojan fake anti-virus is in the wild and targeting both Mac and Windows users. Even worse, it is spreading through poisoned Google image searches. Is your Mac protected?

Malware, HBGary owned, OS X Trojan, Win 7 SP1 - 90 Sec News - Feb 2011

Malware, HBGary owned, OS X Trojan, Win 7 SP1 - 90 Sec News - Feb 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: parcel-tracking malware goes large, HBGary Federal gets owned, OS X gets a Trojan of sorts, and Windows 7 gets SP1 at last.

DarkComet RAT author denies BlackHole Mac Trojan is his

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The author of the DarkComet malware contacted us to disclaim any association with the BlackHole RAT Trojan we wrote about last week. Find out the specifics of what this means, if anything.

Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta?

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A new remote access Trojan for Mac OS X surfaced in the lab showing malware authors are actively developing for Apple computers. Read on to learn its capabilities and how it works.

Compromised website used in Bank of America phish

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In malware analysis, it is quite common to come across attacks that you quite simply cannot believe could really work. I quite often find myself asking the question how anyone could actually fall victim to that? Yesterday, one of my colleagues was analyzing a banking Trojan that provided just such a case.

October roundup - "90 Second News"

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Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in just 90 seconds! This month: international success for law enforcement; rumour of the month pimps Adobe's shares by 17%; Google's CEO puts his privacy foot in his mouth yet again; and Facebook does something good!