Around the beginning of May, malware targeting the Mac OS X platform hit the web. By the end of June, the bad guys behind the attack seemingly called it a day and the Mac Defender malware (and variants on the original) vanished from the web.
Early this month, Microsoft declared that ”government snooping potentially now constitutes an ‘advanced persistent threat,’” a statement that became ironic this weekend, given that, early this month, Microsoft likened government surveillance to “sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.”
New NSA revelations out this weekend detailed precisely how the NSA’s
Australia’s financial, transactional and global IT security colossus, TrustDefender, warns that while 2010 was “the year of cybercrime”, 2011 will see the trend get worse – and more specific – as the “year of malware attacks”. Take cover!
The rise of malware designed to infect Linux servers' distributed denial-of-service attacks has earned greater attention from VirusTotal, the Google-owned go-to tool for malware hunters. For security researchers that need to stay on top of emerging malware threats, the VirusTotal malware database has become an integral tool.
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