Threats in the News for July
There has been an increase in the number and frequency of mobile attacks in the past couple Threats in the News posts and this month is no different. We saw a Zeus Trojan variant and a new SMS Trojan hitting Android devices, plus a frightening number of Android apps leaking data.
Mobile attacks weren’t the only threats on the rise in July. In one report, search engine poisoning was the most popular malware vector while the Spyeye Trojan targeted even more financial institutions in more countries according to another firm.
Even though spammers are using compromised accounts rather than botnets now, the scams continue to leverage what’s in the news (Google +, Amy Winehouse, etc) and even find new avenues to exploit like the latest ‘wrong transaction’ hotel spam.
Here are July’s top news items you should be aware of:
- New Trojan Tricks Victims into ‘Refunding’ Money to Crooks
Jul 29, 2011 — SecurityNewsDaily
- Beware of ‘wrong transaction’ hotel spam
Jul 27, 2011 — Computerworld
- SpyEye Trojan country hit list
Jul 26, 2011 — Help Net Security
- Amy Winehouse and Norway massacre news create warnings about online malware
Jul 25, 2011 — SC Magazine
- Many Android Apps Leaking Private Information
Jul 20, 2011 — InformationWeek
- Study: 6 out of every 10 users run vulnerable Adobe Reader
Jul 14, 2011 — ZDNet
- Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook via rogue application
Jul 13, 2011 — NakedSecurity
- Zeus Trojan Hits Android Devices
Jul 12, 2011 — eSecurityPlanet
- New SMS Trojan Targeting Android Users
Jul 11, 2011 — Threatpost
- Search engine poisoning named biggest threat
Jul 06, 2011 — Infosecurity
This post is by no means exhaustive and you can find more articles in our Industry News section.