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:

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