During the past few months, malware campaigns distributing a previously unknown infostealer have ramped up, according to reports by Arbor Networks, FireEye, and the Internet Storm Center (ISC SANS).
The Cerber ransomware has received an update that allows it to collect and steal data from a victim's computer, similar to an infostealer.
Seventy-five apps available for download from the official Google Play Store had to remove a malicious advertising library that was secretly an adware called AdDown, which Trend Micro researchers have been tracking for the last two years.
Russian authorities have arrested the Cron malware gang, responsible for selling the Tiny.z Android banking trojan and the PonyForx Windows infostealer.
Information theft can be very lucrative for malware developers who target companies for the theft of corporate secrets. BleepingComputer has discovered a computer infection that scans victim's computer for files containing certain file extensions and then uploads matching files to a server under the malware developer's control.