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    In the past few weeks, we have seen increasing numbers of infections related to the TROJ_GATAK, especially in the North American region. This malware family is not particularly well known; we discussed it in 2012 in relation with file infectors that were hitting Dutch users. In checking for its possible causes, we've found the malware is currently deployed in the wild as key generators for various applications. They range from expensive, specialized engineering and scientific software, to multimedia editing tools, to ...

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    Over the holidays, it was reported that malicious ads had appeared on various Yahoo sites and affected users in Europe. Two claims about this attack have been made: first, that it affected "millions" of users, and secondly, that it was used to plant Bitcoin miners on affected computers. Some of these claims may be a bit overstated, and the coverage may not have been able to give a more complete picture of the threat. We can't say for certain just how ...




    Recently Google announced that it had changed its policy dealing with images in email. In a blog post on the official Gmail blog, Google said: [You'll] soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android. Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers. Simply put, this means that all pictures in emails will now be automatically displayed. Instead of being served directly ...

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    An iPad with a retina display, a blue iPhone and a Beats by Dr. Dre headphone set, please. This may read like a Christmas wish list of a spoiled child, but there's more: a red dot aimpoint for a rifle, six high-end hard drives from Intel, a GPS rescue device for sailors. These are uncommon requests for Santa Claus to receive, even from adults. This list is real though, and part of a much longer wish list of money launderers who ...

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    For many, the holiday season is a season for shopping and spending. But cybercriminals see it in a different light—they see it as a prime opportunity to steal. Take, for example, online shopping. Malicious websites to try and trick online shoppers into giving them their money instead of the legitimate shopping websites. These sites are often made to look exactly like the website they're mimicking, and feature a login screen that asks the user to enter their personal information. They are interested in any and ...

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