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2014-08-11 12:31:42

LONDON, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Epic" operation serves as the first phase in a multi-stage infection of the Turla campaign Turla, also known as Snake or Uroburos is one of the most sophisticated ongoing cyber-espionage campaigns. When the first research on Turla/Snake/Uroburos was published, it didn't answer one major question: how do victims become infected? The latest Kaspersky Lab research on this operation reveals that Epic is the initial stage...

2014-08-06 08:40:06

Active Defense 2.0 Analyzes and Detects Malicious Code in Memory and Helps to Pinpoint Compromised Systems in Order to Eliminate Threats FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ManTech's (Nasdaq:MANT) Cyber Solutions International, Inc. business unit announces a major update to its award-winning endpoint malware protection platform Active Defense(TM). Active Defense(TM) 2.0, powered by MCSI-patented Digital DNA technology, identifies specific behavioral traits of every process running in...

2014-07-30 08:39:32

Nearly Half of Gamers Have Experienced Malware Attacks, with Trojans, Phishing and Rootkits Ranked Among the Highest Infections BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study on security and PC gamers, conducted by Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time Internet threat detection, details the security perspective of players on their gaming systems. The study indicates that many gamers either disable their security or remove it altogether, thereby sacrificing...

Malware Vulnerabilities Found In Microsoft's Malware Protection Engine
2014-06-18 14:58:52

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday Microsoft confirmed that there was a vulnerability located in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which makes up of the core of several Microsoft security programs for desktops and servers, including Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection and Windows Defender....

2014-04-10 23:27:15

Avoid becoming a corporate victim of a cybersecurity breach. Horizon DataSys' enhanced RollBack Rx software now more effectively compliments traditional internet security solutions with an instant recovery capability that allows IT professionals to recover from all sorts of software corruption. Blaine, WA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Horizon DataSys, the premier developer of PC instant recovery solutions, announces that its RollBack Rx greatly enhances and compliments firewall, antivirus,...

2014-03-14 16:23:49

ABINGDON, England, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from G-Data and BAE Systems recently released information about a persistent cyber espionage operation codenamed Turla (also referred to as Snake or Uroburos). Further to this, Kaspersky Lab's research and analysis team have now found an unexpected connection between Turla and an existing piece of malware known as Agent.BTZ. In 2008, Agent.BTZ infected the local networks of the United States Central Command in...

2014-03-03 23:02:28

Uroburos - Highly Complex Spyware With Russian Roots Bochum, Germany (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Security experts at G Data have discovered and analyzed highly sophisticated and complex spyware. This is designed to steal highly sensitive secret information from high potential networks such as national institutions, intelligence services or large corporations. The rootkit, called Uroburos, works autonomously and spreads in the infected networks on its own. Even computers that are not directly...

Kaspersky Labs Warns Of State-Sponsored Spanish Language Malware
2014-02-11 11:05:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday security researchers at Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of cyber-espionage malware, which may have targeted governments and companies in 31 countries. Dubbed “The Mask,” or “Careto,” it is believed to be one of the first Spanish language attacks to have been discovered – yet it may have been active since 2007. This particular malware is quite insidious in that it can siphon sensitive documents from infected...

2014-02-11 08:35:27

ABINGDON, England, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New threat actor: Spanish-speaking attackers targeting government institutions, energy, oil & gas companies and other high-profile victims via cross-platform malware toolkit Kaspersky Lab's security research team have announced the discovery of 'The Mask' [http://www.securelist.com/en/downloads/vlpdfs/unveilingthemask_v1.0.pdf ] (aka Careto), an advanced...

2014-01-10 23:21:04

OSHI Software (http://www.oshisoftware.com), a developer of security solutions for Windows-based computing systems, announced that it will now accept Bitcoin payments for purchases of its OSHI Defender anti-malware product (https://www.oshidefender.com). The company also announced that it has added a new Cloud Antivirus feature to the OSHI Defender software. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 OSHI Software (http://www.oshisoftware.com), a developer of security solutions for...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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