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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11/13/2014  |  Bochum  | 

G DATA security experts have discovered and analysed a new variant of a highly complex spyware program. The ComRAT spyware attacks high-potential networks in order to steal sensitive secret data. On the basis of technical details, the analysts assume that the malware has the same origin as the...

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11/03/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have discovered a spyware campaign. Operation TooHash is a targeted cyber attack on companies and organisations. The aim of the attack is to steal sensitive information from the targeted companies. Using a "spear-phishing" approach – a refined type of phishing with a...

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11/03/2014  |  Bochum  | 

EU community project IPACSO (Innovation Framework for Privacy and Cyber Security Market Opportunities) honoured IT security companies and technologies from all over Europe for the first time this year. In the "Innovative Cyber Security Company" category, the jury consisting of researchers and...

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10/20/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs discovered 1.8 million new computer malware instances in the first half of 2014. This means that new computer malware for Windows PCs and notebooks is found every 8.6 seconds. The Bochum-based security experts recorded an increase in two categories that offer high...

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10/17/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Already over 1000 companies in the USA are thought to have been infected with malware that reads data from point of sales (PoS) systems. At retail chain The Home Depot alone between April and September 2014, some 56 million sets of credit card data were acquired in this way via cashless sales...

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10/14/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Almost 30 percent of companies have suffered financial damage in recent years due to cyber attacks – and 27 percent have suspected an attack. One reason for this is that software security flaws are frequently underestimated as gateways for cyber attacks and industrial spying. The current G DATA...

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