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North Korean malware that infected Sony network is well-known and 'simplistic,' says Cisco

The malware that infected Sony Pictures' network and was apparently developed in North Korean's military, is not sophisticated and could have been stopped by a defense-in-depth IT security strategy.

Charge Anywhere admits malware on its system could have been capturing credit card data for 5 years

Electronic payments processor Charge Anywhere admitted this week that malware on its networks could have exposed credit card data from transactions over a five-year period.

Spotlight: Ramsomware-virus hybrid threatens corporate networks

A new hybrid of ransomware and virus called W32/VirRNsm-A is threatening corporate networks, according to SophosLabs researchers

FBI warns of malware that can wipe all data from hard drives

In the aftermath of the Sony Pictures breach, the FBI is warning U.S. business about malware attackers that can override all data on hard drives, including the master boot record, which prevents the computers from booting up.

Report: Data breaches at Staples and Michaels related

The data breaches at Staples and Michaels appear to be related, according to a source cited by security blogger Brian Krebs.

US leads the world in number of malicious links, says IBM's X-Force

The United States hosts more than 43 percent of all malicious links and more contaminated command and control servers than any other country, according to IBM's X-Force's threat intelligence report for the fourth quarter of 2014.

'Masque' attack replaces legitimate iOS apps with data-stealing imposters, warns FireEye

The "Masque" attack could replace legitimate iOS apps with malware-laden apps, resulting in possible theft of passwords, emails and other sensitive data, warns security firm FireEye.

Mobile security market to increase 25% per year, fueled by increasing threats

Mobile device security software market is forecast by Infonetics Research to increase at a 25 percent compound annual growth rate, topping $4 billion by 2018. This growth will be fueled increasing number of threats to mobile devices, particularly those running Android.

A brief history of malware

Malware has been around almost as long as computers, but its impact exploded when computers connected to the Internet. Malware includes viruses, worms and Trojans--basically any kind of malicious...

Spotlight: Kaspersky uncovers modular MacOS X malware

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have uncovered modular malware that targets the MacOS X operating system, according to a SecureList blog.