“Antivirus softwares struggle to keep up”
Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies recently released a report outlining the increasing challenges to firm antivirus softwares. According to the security research firm, 30% of malware circulated in the last three months of 2016 is under the classification of ‘zero-day’ code. This means that antivirus companies have yet to construct any real defense mechanisms, providing serious concerns for firms of all fields.
“Malvertising campaign on the rise”
Skype has recently been targeted by an aggressive malware hidden in Flash Player code. Users reported on Skype and Twitter that the Skype program was forcing a download for an update of Flash Player, posting screen caps of the events. The faux update, ‘FlashPlayer.hta,’ was serviced by the in-application messaging servers.
“One of the most sophisticated ATM heists”
Cyber criminals have been involved in a highly specialized bank hacking network, security researchers have found. Fileless malware and ATM malware have been using self deleting codes that engage the machines cash-dispensing function without the draining of any account. While these attacks have been escalating, they are not new, such as notable switches of software usage and the hacking of government agencies.