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Chinese hacker group behind January 2013 New York Times attack returns with updated tools

The Chinese hacker group that broke into the computer network of The New York Times and other high-profile organizations, including defense contractors, has launched new attacks following a few months of inactivity, according to researchers from security vendor FireEye.

Security researchers describe SMS malware markets

An investigation by mobile security vendor Lookout warns that malware is being transformed into a large-scale, sophisticated software business, complete with customer support.

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Security team pries open secrets of Chinese hacker gang

A Chinese hacker gang whose malware targeted RSA in 2011 infiltrated more than 100 companies and organizations, and even probed a major teleconference developer to find new ways to spy on corporations.

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Linux Trojan 'Hand of Thief' found on the malware market

Desktop Linux users have been relatively malware-free, but an RSA researcher has identified the "Hand of Thief" Trojan, which specifically targets Linux.

Attackers reported seeding cloud services with malware

Malware writers are ramping up their use of commercial file hosting sites and cloud services to distribute malware programs, security researchers said at this week's Black Hat conference here.

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Five indicted in massive hacking scheme

Five men from Russia and Ukraine have been indicted in New Jersey for charges they conspired with each other in a worldwide hacking scheme targeting major corporate networks, including Nasdaq and 7-Eleven, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Cybercriminals are using the Tor network to control their botnets

Malware writers are increasingly considering the Tor anonymity network as an option for hiding the real location of their command-and-control (C&C) servers, according to researchers from security firm ESET.

Citadel malware active on 20,000 PCs in Japan, says Trend Micro

Citadel malware is installed on over 20,000 PCs in Japan and actively sending financial information it harvests to servers abroad, according to security software vendor Trend Micro.

Symantec spots two Android apps using 'master key' vulnerability

Hackers are now using a critical vulnerability in Android to modify legitimate smartphone applications, according to Symantec, putting users at risk of being spied on.

Report: Android spyware infections on the rise

About 1 percent of Android devices are infected with malware, according to Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs.