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Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a targeted attack actor’s activities in Japan and South Korea recently. This attacker has been using the XXMM malware toolkit, which was named after an original project path revealed through a pdb string inside the file. We came across an unusual technique used by a sample which contained no pdb strings.

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When the source code to a suspected Russian-made malware leaked online in 2013, guess who used it? A new release from WikiLeaks claims the U.S. CIA borrowed some of the code to bolster its own hacking operations.
On Friday, WikiLeaks released 27 documents that allegedly detail how the CIA customized its malware for Windows systems.

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MIAMI — Google is one company that lives and dies in the web, so for many reasons, they need to care — a lot — about browser security. That was the focus of engineering lead for Chrome Security at Google, Justin Schuh’s keynote speech at this year’s Infiltrate 2017 conference. There are three main reasons why Google needs to care.

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For the second time in two weeks developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or infect computers with malware. Like the LastPass flaws patched last week, the new issue was discovered and reported to LastPass by Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google’s Project Zero team.

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