Criminals love to to prey on people based on current news topics and there are few topics right now that are bigger than the 2016 United States presidential election. This can be seen in a new malware called CIA Election AntiCheat Control - 2016. that tries to scam people to send $50 or their vote won't count.
Researchers have found that approximately half of all users will click on links sent to them from unknown senders despite knowing the risks of phishing and a malware infection.
Hospitality chain Millennium Hotels & Resorts North America is warning customers that malware may have affected food and beverage point-of-sale (POS) systems at 14 of its locations. MHR first learned about a possible malware infection, which is believed to have occurred in early March 2016, from the United States Secret Service.
Malware is believed to have infiltrated point-of-sale (POS) terminals and compromised customers' payment card information at 20 HEI Hotels & Resorts locations. This malware affected a total of 12 Starwood hotels, six Marriott resorts, and one location of Hyatt and Intercontinental each.
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.
A set of malicious gaming applications for Android available on the Google Play Store employ obfuscation at multiple levels and antiemulation techniques to avoid detection. There are six malicious apps in total. They all advertise a different mod for Minecraft, the popular sandbox video game.
A new report from Bit9 and Carbon Black details how 2015 was the worst year in history for OSX malware. In a 10 week study conducted by both organizations it was discovered that 2015 had 5 times more malware than all of 2010-2014 combined. OSX users need to take security seriously or they are bound to be affected by future malware.