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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10/10/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have discovered a critical security hole in malware analysis tool Cuckoo Sandbox. Numerous antivi-rus researchers use the software to analyse computer malware. Malware programmers would be able to use this vulnerability to access the scientists' systems. G DATA reacted...

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09/11/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Walter Schumann was appointed as the new sales and marketing director for G DATA Software AG on 1 September 2014. He follows Frank Heisler in this position, who will be focusing on the development of the new IT security service business line in future. After eight years as a board member, Heisler is...

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09/08/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Malware that infects computers when a manipulated USB stick is connected has been around for several years. Researchers at the Berlin Security Research Labs (SRLabs) have discovered a new, previously unnoticed method of infection. The new type of attack was demonstrated at the Black Hat hacker...

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08/19/2014  |  Bochum  | 

A new strain of stealth malware is capable of misusing renowned web portals such as Yahoo and Gmail to receive control commands. What makes the IcoScript Trojan so unusual is that the malware uses its own scripting language to connect automatically to an email account. This account has been set up...

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