03/09/2015  |  Bochum  | 

Another member of the cartoon malware family – Casper – has been discovered, following in the footsteps of Babar and EvilBunny. G DATA security experts believe that Casper is the successor to Babar and EvilBunny and was developed by the same programmers – potentially with connections to the French...

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02/26/2015  |  Bochum  | 

Security experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have been analysing Superfish adware. In the process, the analysts have encountered a technology component within the software called SSL Digestor. It uses a root certificate that is poorly secured and has extensive rights on the computer. SSL Digestor...

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02/23/2015  |  Bochum  | 

G DATA SecurityLabs has been investigating a spyware sample that records and transfers keystrokes, clipboard data, monitor data and audio conversations, thus confirming the Snowden revelations concerning a French national spyware strain, documented by the Canadian intelligence service CSEC...

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02/18/2015  |  Bochum  | 

Almost one in ten desktop PCs worldwide is running the Apple OS X operating system (source: Statcounter). In companies, this percentage is even higher. For this reason, cyber criminals use special malware to try to gain access to company networks and Windows PCs via Apple devices. With G DATA...

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02/13/2015  |  Bochum  | 

Flowers, chocolates, jewellery –gifts that are popularly given to partners on Valentine's Day. But cyber criminals have highlighted February 14 on their calendars as well. Online fraudsters use phishing email or links in social networks to try to lure users into malware traps – to get hold of...

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02/09/2015  |  Bochum  | 

Mobile messaging is one of the most frequently used smartphone features. To ensure that private communication really remains private and that business communication cannot be intercepted, G DATA is presenting its new Secure Messaging app at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, which will be...

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01/22/2015  |  Bochum  | 

Experts at German security provider G DATA have discovered and extensively analysed a new variant of a highly-complex digital spyware strain. In their analysis, the security experts prove that Carbon System, the output of Project Cobra, has similarities to Uroburos and Agent.BTZ and in all...

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01/09/2015  |  Bochum  | 

According to initial reports, the Dropperbot malware has infected 11,000 computers across the world – around half of these in Germany. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has shut down the botnet and halted distribution of the malware. The malware was being distributed on Usenet in apparently...

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12/16/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Dangerous computer malware such as Uroburos, spyware on Android smartphones and a constantly increasing number of malware instances involving attacks on mobile devices – 2014 was marked by cyber espionage, hacker attacks and eCrime campaigns. The 3.5 million mark for new computer malware strains was...

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11/28/2014  |  Bochum  | 

The security experts of German IT security provider G DATA immediately analysed the highly sophisticated Regin spyware, and found out that the highly complex spyware has been in active use since at least March 2009. Now, G DATA is the first IT security provider worldwide to make available a script...

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