Security software giant Avast Software has acquired rival AVG Technologies. Avast will pay $25 cash for each of AVG’s outstanding ordinary shares in a deal amounting to around $1.3 billion.
Source: Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion to create a security software giant | VentureBeat | Business | by Paul Sawers
A new piece of Mac-targeting malware is in the wild, potentially allowing hackers to remotely execute code and even control the FaceTime camera on a user’s computer, but Apple’s own Gatekeeper security prevents the unsigned app from being installed.
Source: New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera, but macOS Gatekeeper users are protected
A message seeming to come from a Facebook friend was instead a source of malware that ensnared 10,000 users, according to The Philippine Star.The infecti
Source: 10K Facebook users infected by malware
For five months, Check Point mobile threat researchers had unprecedented access to the inner-workings of Yingmob, a group of Chinese cyber criminals behind the HummingBad malware campaign. HummingBad is a malware Check Point discovered that establishes a persistent rootkit on Android devices, generates fraudulent ad revenue, and installs additional fraudulent apps. Yingmob runs alongside a legitimate Chinese advertising analytics company, sharing its resources and technology. The group is highly organized with 25 employees that staff four separate groups responsible for developing HummingBad’s malicious components.
Source: From HummingBad to Worse: New In-Depth Details and Analysis of the HummingBad Android Malware Campaign | Check Point Blog
Surely most of us have updated Office at least once in the last four years?
Source: Anatomy of an exploit: the Microsoft Word bug that just won’t die – Naked Security
Source: RAA: The latest ransomware culprit preys on Microsoft Jscript | Healthcare IT News