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New digitally signed Mac malware confuses users with right-to-left file name tricks

The malware is digitally signed and is probably used in targeted attacks, researchers from F-Secure said.

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Malware campaign strikes Asian, European governments

Trend Micro says it detected a targeted attack that sent malware-laden emails to representatives of 16 European countries and some Asian governments.

Unusual file-infecting malware steals FTP credentials

A new version of a file-infecting malware program that's being distributed through drive-by download attacks is also capable of stealing FTP (File Transfer Protocol) credentials, according to security researchers from antivirus firm Trend Micro.

Hackers use Dropbox, WordPress to spread malware

The attackers did not exploit any vulnerabilities, but they opened up accounts and used the services as their infrastructure

Paying bug bounties is a better investment than hiring a security team, study claims

Paying rewards to independent security researchers for finding software problems is a vastly better investment than hiring employees to do the same work, according to researchers from the University of California Berkeley.

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Newly uncovered Android exploit could put millions at risk

Technical details and a proof-of-concept exploit have been published for a recently announced Android vulnerability that potentially affects millions of devices and allows attackers to turn legitimate apps into Trojan programs.

Picky spyware ranks sensitive military documents

A report from security vendor McAfee into March attacks in South Korea, which wiped data from bank computers, shut down ATMs and crippled government websites, describes a much less conspicuous parallel operation designed to steal classified military data.

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Spam blizzards sometimes seed malware, AppRiver study warns

Distributed Spam Distraction attacks may last up to 24 hours, and inundate an inbox with as many as 60,000 messages, AppRiver report notes in a report.

Games are the target of most malware, McAfee reports

Games are the most common form of malware-infected app, according to Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report for June 2013.

'Darkleech' malware attacks servers, demands ransom

A persistent, widespread malware campaign that utilizes compromised Apache servers is locking users' computers and demanding a fee of $300 to free their data.