Symantec has issued new warnings about a malware strain known as Poweliks, noting that this Trojan is being used in conjunction with ransomware. But security experts disagree over the severity of the threat.
An international police effort dubbed "Operation Triangle" has resulted in the arrest of 49 suspected members of a cybercrime group accused of launching phishing attacks to steal at least $6.7 million.
Christophe Birkeland, CTO of malware analysis for Blue Coat Systems, was part of the team that discovered the Russia-targeting Inception campaign, and says the hunt for new APT attacks remains ongoing.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, advanced persistent threat - inside its own networks. Dubbed Duqu 2.0, the malware has ties to Stuxnet, and was used to target Iranian nuclear negotiations, researchers say.
For Symantec, the investigation into the Duqu 2 began May 29, when Kaspersky Lab shared samples of the espionage malware - which is based on Flame and Stuxnet - and asked the security researchers to help verify its findings.
Intel Security cybercrime expert Raj Samani says that after the April disruption of the Beebone botnet by law enforcement agencies, researchers have found more infected nodes than normal, largely in Iran.
How does an advanced threat adversary operate for 10 years, undetected? FireEye APAC CTO Bryce Boland shares details of the decade-long APT30 campaign that targeted organizations in India and Southeast Asia.
Cybercrime continues to evolve, offering an ever-increasing array of niche capabilities, ranging from attack techniques and infrastructure to related research and sales services, warns Trend Micro's Bharat Mistry.
NASSCOM and DSCI have launched a cybersecurity task force to help develop India as a global R&D hub. Experts question whether the sponsoring organizations have set the right agenda for this new entity.