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Law enforcement agencies have dismantled a major cyber-criminal network responsible for malware-based attacks that have been harassing victims across the globe for years. The network, called Avalanche, operated as many as 500,000 infected computers on a daily basis and was responsible for delivering malware through phishing email attacks. Avalanche has been active since at least 2009, […]

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From the arrest of one of the head members of the ransomware gang to the successful Rove Digital takedown, coordination between law enforcement agencies and security groups has time and again yielded positive results. This time, the Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), in cooperation with Trend Micro, resolved a targeted attack involving the notorious Ghost RAT […]

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In the previous quarter, we reported that we protected against more than 142 million threats in the first half of 2012 alone. One prominent threat in this period was ZACCESS, which is also known as ZeroAccess or SIREFEF. It can push fake applications and other malware onto infected systems, while using its rootkit capabilities to […]

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