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Feb 13

New malware attack through Google Play

Update 17/02/2014: All 4 apps have been removed from Google Play. These are the SHA1 hashes belonging to the 4 apps in case any security researchers need them: b83a180a92fb706e6f120f36cca6ddc43670d55c fce9824f02f6bfb57c685d85a43d4c5c051cc498 af9429cf93a2a569da72c30bf52e0305d95bb7e8 e8868f6b3e4dd76367840214d881873ec42705a6 ************************************   Our Panda Mobile Security research team has found a new threat that has infected at least 300,000 people, although that number […]

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Dec 30

Credit Card Data Theft, More and More Frequent in Stores

Last December 18th, the well known American retailer Target Corp informed that hackers had stolen data from 40 million credit cards of customers who had bought on their stores during the first days of the Christmas shopping season, from November 27th to December 15th. These cards are now being sold in the black market to […]

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Sep 3

Back to school sales… or not

Summer is -almost- over, kids are going back to school and we can find many type of offers to buy new computers, software… and cyber-criminals will try to take advantage of this too. Recently we have spotted yet another family of a ransomware (police virus). While the behavior was really similar to other families, in […]

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Jan 30

How to find out if you are receiving malware on Twitter

Social networks are actively used by cybercriminals to spread malware. The most common type of attacks in Twitter usually show the same behaviour: 1.- You get a Direct Message (DM) from one of your contacts, with a shortened link. 2.- You click on the link. 3.- Any (or even all) of the following options will […]

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Jan 14

2 solutions for the latest Java vulnerability

Last week a new Java 0-Day was spotted in the wild . In short, anyone with Java installed and enabled in his browser could be easily infected while visiting any website that was using the exploit to take advantage of the latest Java’s security hole. What can we do to protect ourselves? I give you […]

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Aug 31

Java exploits reloaded

As you probably already know, we detected a 0-day vulnerability in Java 1.7 0 whereby the machine could be exploited by any malware for remote code execution. Only users who use this version of Java are were affected . Fortunately, Oracle has released an emergency update to prevent cybercriminals from taking advantage of it. One of the means the […]

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Jul 4

The Rise of the Ransomware – Police Virus Reloaded

Some of you probably remember this article where I described the huge increase of attacks seen in some countries by malware that was posing as different law enforcement agencies. This kind of malware is called “Police Virus” due to this, and its main purpose (as usual with malware) is to steal money from the users. […]

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Jun 14

LinkedIn spam serving Adobe and Java exploits

Today we will be reviewing a cybercriminal’s recipe for success: Hacking LinkedIn’s password (and possibly user-) database. Sending an email to all obtained email addresses, which is urging you to check your LinkedIn inbox as soon as possible. A user unawarely clicking on the link. An exploit gets loaded. Malware gets dropped. Malware gets executed. […]

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May 30

Flame: new cyber-espionage tool?

This week a “new” malware has been uncovered (taking a look at our Collective Intelligence database, I can confirm that some of the files involved in this attack date back at least to April 2011.) that could be related to cyber-espionage (detected as W32/Flamer.A.worm). It has been infecting computers in middle-east countries (Iran, Israel, Syria, […]

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Jan 31

PandaLabs Annual Report – 2011

Today we are publishing the PandaLabs report, where you can enjoy an overview of the main figures and security news that have happened in the last 12 months, as well as some figures. You will see how malware creation hit a new record high in 2011 with 26 million samples, that Trojans continue to be […]

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