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Malware in EU attack linked to British and U.S. intelligence agencies

3 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

“Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company, according to security industry sources and technical analysis conducted by The Intercept.” []

Uber’s data-sucking app is dangerously close to malware

Uber has been slammed with a ridiculous number of controversy’s over the past week, but things are about to get even worse for the ride sharing app thanks to a security researcher who just reverse-engineered the Android app code and … Read more ›

US warns about spyware that many believe it wrote

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Want to see a classic example of irony? Head to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) website. The government security group has issued a public warning about Regin... you know, the extra-sophisticated malware that many suspect the US wrote...

World View:Pope Francis Calls Mediterranean a 'Vast Cemetery' for Migrants

This morning's key headlines from Pope Francis calls Mediterranean a 'vast cemetery' for migrants Mali attempts to prevent the spread of Ebola E-Cigarettes can infect your computer with malware Pope Francis calls...Show More Summary

The Interactive Advertising Bureau and the FBI Join Forces to Combat Malware

Malware is software built for one reason and one reason only—to disrupt or damage your computer systems. This is why it is important not to click on suspicious links, or to download software or any other material with which you are unfamiliar. Pretty straight-forward, universal knowledge, right? Not really. Of course, even those who are […]

I Think My Mac Has A Virus! 3 Ways You Can Tell

Is your Mac acting kind of…weird? Whether you’re seeing adverts you can’t explain, or your system is unreasonably slow, you might think the problem is malware. And you might be right (but probably aren’t). Back in 2009 my co-worker Jackson asked whether Macs need virus scanners. Show More Summary

GCHQ/NSA Data-Grabbing Malware Disguised Itself As Microsoft Drivers, Was Served Via Fake LinkedIn Pages

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Some nasty malware with a decade of history behind it has been uncovered and it has the fingerprints of two governments all over it. Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. Show More Summary

Android tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to include major security flaws, malware

Security firm Bluebox Labs tested a dozen Black Friday bargain Android tablets from major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl's, Staples, Target and Walmart and reported "shocking" security flaws, malware and active backdoors installed on the new devices.

What we know about 'Regin,' the powerful malware that could be the work of NSA

For many years, a sophisticated and unprecedented cyberespionage campaign known as "Regin" has been targeting hundreds of computers and networks in dozens of countries around the world. Yet its existence has only been unearthed in the...Show More Summary

Malware Bites Malwarebytes: Company Forums Hacked

The forums of security software company Malwarebytes were hacked earlier this month. Members should change their passwords.

Sophisticated Malware Regin Linked To NSA, British Intelligence

When cybersecurity firm Symantec uncovered the sophisticated malware Regin over the weekend, its analysts reported that it was most likely created by a national intelligence agency. Now, new reports suggest that the malware was a tool of the U.S. Show More Summary

Regin Malware: Find Out Where Expert’s Say A ‘Groundbreaking’ Infection Poses The Biggest Threat

The internet age is no stranger to computer infections, but every now and then, an infection comes along that happens to be more profound than its predecessors. When the experts are consider an infection “groundbreaking”, and seem to...Show More Summary

The most advanced malware yet has been spying on you for years

Security researchers have discovered a highly advanced malware program, called Regin, that have been used for spying purposes for at least six years. First discovered by Symantec and confirmed by Kaspersky, the security threat is believed...Show More Summary

Mint's the Best, Less Malware, and Debian vs Ubuntu

The Register's Scott Gilbertson today said that Linux Mint 17.1 was the best distribution "hands down." Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield compares and contrasts Debian and Ubuntu to see which is right for you and Lucian Constantin reports on a new vulnerability found in less programs. Show More Summary

Researchers link carrier-focused malware to US and UK spy agencies

Symantec said that the recently detailed Regin spyware looked like it was created for government surveillance, and there's now some strong support for that claim. Both Kaspersky Lab and Wired understand that the super-sophisticated malware was used...

Frightening new malware targets your password manager

If you thought hackers gaining access to just one of your online accounts was troublesome, you’ll be terrified to know that the next frontier might put your entire online identity at risk. IBM’s Security Intelligence reports that a new...Show More Summary

People Are Flipping Out Over This Super-Sophisticated Spy Software

An unusually sophisticated malware called “Regin” has attacked internet and telecommunications companies in 14 countries since 2008, Symantec and Kaspersky Labs said in separate reports. Symantec believes Regin was likely created for cyber espionage purposes by a nation state, although it didn't suggest which government was responsible for it. Show More Summary

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