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Fake AV and ransomware: Coming soon to an Android device near you

Symantec has uncovered a new Android threat you might recognize from PC malware--fake antivirus and ransom ware attacks.

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Source code for Carberp financial malware is up for sale at a very low price, researchers say

The source code for the Carberp banking Trojan program is being offered for sale on the underground market at a very affordable price, which could result in additional Carberp-based financial malware being developed in the future, according to researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB.

Microsoft's anti-botnet tactics draw fire from security crews

Some security criticize the tactic of modifying a person's computer without permission, even if the intention is good.

FDA calls on medical device makers to focus on cybersecurity

Medical device makers should take new steps to protect their products from malware and cyberattacks or face the possibility that U.S. Food and Drug Administration won't approve their devices for use, the FDA said.

Researchers: New backdoor malware 'KeyBoy' used in targeted attacks in Asia

Users from Vietnam, India, China, Taiwan and possibly other countries, were targeted as part of an attack campaign that uses Microsoft Word documents rigged with exploits in order to install a backdoor program that allows attackers to steal information, according to researchers from security firm Rapid7.

Android security is sadly lacking, researchers reveal

Android smartphones and tablets are under attack, and the most popular tools developed to protect them are easily circumvented, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina.

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New Android Trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws

A newly discovered Trojan program exploits previously unknown flaws in Android and borrows techniques from Windows malware in order to evade detection and achieve persistence on infected devices.

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Microsoft, US feds disrupt Citadel botnet network

Microsoft and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have taken aim at a botnet network based on malware called Citadel that is held responsible for stealing people's online banking information and personal identities.

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Malware increasingly uses peer-to-peer communications, researchers say

The number of malware samples that use P-to-P (peer-to-peer) communications has increased fivefold during the past 12 months, according to researchers from security firm Damballa.

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McAfee sees surge in spam, Koobface samples, MBR attacks

The first three months of 2013 have seen a surge in spam volume, as well as large numbers of samples of the Koobface social networking worm and master boot record (MBR) infecting malware, according to antivirus vendor McAfee.