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20 Mar 2017 |

A spam campaign Symantec observed in January 2017 targeting people who live in Germany appears to be, once again, using detailed, real personal information to enhance the believability of the messages. Victims who open the message attachments are likely to have their Windows computers infected with malware that steals banking information.

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14 Mar 2017 |

Hello, welcome to this month's blog on the Microsoft patch release. This month the vendor is releasing 18 bulletins, nine of which are rated Critical.

As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:

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13 Mar 2017 |

Last month, Symantec detected a spam campaign mainly targeting financial institutions, which used social engineering to try trick victims into installing “virus detection software” that was in fact an information stealing worm (W32.Difobot).

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10 Mar 2017 |

Some of the key takeaways from February’s Latest Intelligence, and the threat landscape in general, include the highest increase in malware variants since October 2016, more Symantec research into the Shamoon attackers, and some unconventional tactics used by Android.Lockdroid.E variants.&am

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27 Feb 2017 |

Recent attacks involving the destructive malware Shamoon (W32.Disttrack.B) were launched by attackers conducting a much wider campaign in the Middle East. While the attackers have compromised multiple targets in the region, only selected targets in Saudi Arabia were infected with Shamoon.

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22 Feb 2017 |

Being a good listener is normally considered an admirable quality in a person; however, it isn’t a quality you necessarily want to find in a piece of malware. The latest variant of the Android ransomware threat Android.Lockdroid.E is a great listener.

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14 Feb 2017 |

Symantec is one of the six founding members of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) which yesterday announced its formal incorporation as a not-for-profit entity. The organization also announced the appointment of former Cybersecurity Coordinator for the White House, Michael Daniel, as its first president.

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13 Feb 2017 |

Symantec Security Response has recently discovered the Sage 2.0 ransomware (Ransom.Cry) being delivered by the Trojan.Pandex spambot, which we have previously seen sending JS downloaders with spambots, banki

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12 Feb 2017 |

Organizations in 31 countries have been targeted in a new wave of attacks which has been underway since at least October 2016. The attackers used compromised websites or “watering holes” to infect pre-selected targets with previously unknown malware. There has been no evidence found yet that funds have been stolen from any infected banks.

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10 Feb 2017 |

Some of the key takeaways from January’s Latest Intelligence, and the threat landscape in general, include a lull in activity from the Necurs botnet affecting the email malware rate, new Android malware families, and the discovery of a cyberespionage group with possible links to the Shamoon

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