judgecorp writes: "The New York Times claims it has been the victim of a four month cyber onslaught from Chinese sources, following an investigation into Chinese corruption. Attributing the source of an attack can be difficult, but The Times, and security firm Mandiant used honeypot data to track the source of the attacks, which started after an investigation which suggests the family of Chinese prermier Wen Jibao has been amasssing billions of dollars in business deals. The Times was hit with 45 pieces of custom malware through spear-phishing, despite using Symantec's anti-virus- Symantec has responded saying that "signature-based anti-virus components of endpoint solutions alone are not enough"."
judgecorp writes: "Google Play has shipped a million Android porn apps which perform malicious acts (rather than indecent ones), such as stealing email addresses and details such as GPS and IMEI details. The apps get thrown out of Google Play, but not before the damage is done."
judgecorp writes: "Malware aimed at Mac OS X has been found on a site connected with the Dalai Lama and has infected many supporters of the Tibetan Leader. There have been previous malware attacks against Tibetan online resources, and it is widely suspected that China may be to blame."
judgecorp writes: "Microsoft has closed its case on the Kelihos botnet. Although in the past, Microsoft named two suspects it wanted to talk to, it now accepts it won't get to the bottom of this one and find those actually responsible. Still, at least the botnet is now inactive"
judgecorp writes: "If you wanted another reason to avoid Bad Piggies, the follow up to Roxio's absurdly popular Angry Birds, how about the fact that it's attracting massive malware campaigns? Of course, to fall for it you have to be dumb — downloading a plug-in purporting to be a Chrome version of the game when no such thing exists. No one would do that, right? No wait, 80,000 people did."
judgecorp writes: "In Japan's first arrest for mobile malware, six men have been held on suspicion of a scam. Visitors to an online porn site were invited to download an Android app promising access to adult material. Instead the software installed a virus and blackmailed the user for money."
judgecorp writes: "One in five Apple Macs is infected with malware, according to Sophos. But most of that is harmless to the Mac... it is Windows malware ready to be transmitted to the Windows population. Only one in 36 Macs has OS X specific infections."