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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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06 Feb 2017 |

Android.Lockdroid.E has been seen using a dropper technique to drop a version of itself on rooted Android devices. While this is not an uncommon technique, this is the first time we've seen it used to deliver ransomware to Android devices.

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03 Feb 2017 |

Contributor: Martin Zhang

Summary: Three apps on Google Play use delayed attacks, self-naming tricks, and an attack list dictated by a command and control server to click on ads in the background without the user's knowledge.

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23 Jan 2017 |

Symantec is currently investigating reports of yet another new attack in the Middle East involving the destructive disk-wiping malware used by the Shamoon group (W32.Disttrack, W32.Disttrack.B).

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10 Jan 2017 |

Hello, welcome to this month's blog on the Microsoft patch release. This month the vendor has released four bulletins, one of which is rated Critical.

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

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10 Jan 2017 |

While waiting for my flight to begin boarding at a European airport recently, I noticed that one of the screens at the gate showed a timed-out web browser window. Being curious and more than a little bored, I opened the IP address displayed on the screen on my smartphone expecting it to be unreachable from the internet.

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06 Jan 2017 |

Some of the key takeaways from December’s Latest Intelligence, and the threat landscape in general, include an increase in the number of web attacks blocked by Symantec, the return of a particularly nasty disk-wiping threat, and how Symantec played a vital role in two law enforcement operati

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16 Dec 2016 |

Three Romanian men have been indicted in the US for allegedly operating a longstanding fraud operation known as Bayrob that conned victims out of millions of dollars.

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14 Dec 2016 |

Some of the key takeaways from November’s Latest Intelligence, and the threat landscape in general, include an increase in phishing emails, a drop in the number of new malware variants, the return of an aggressive disk-wiping malware, and the continuing saga of the Mirai botnet.

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