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DEA Spends Millions On Spyware

Millions of dollars are being spent on spyware by the DEA. Motherboard reports $2.4 million was spent on a "remote control system" that can be put into a phone to record texts, emails, passwords, and nearby conversations. Government records revealed the cost. 

Google Cut Android Malware In Half Last Year

Android malware was cut in half during 2014, Google says. In the company's Android State of the Union report, Google said that bad software installations dropped by 50% last year. Just 1 percent of all Android devices had a bad malware-infested application installed...

Malware Had A Record Year In 2014

Panda Security reports malware had a record-breaking year in 2014. The security firm says there were twice as many new types of malware detected last year than there were in 2013. Each day, on average, 200,000 new types of malware were detected by the firm.

NSA Could Plant Spyware With SIM Hack

It was recently discovered that the NSA and GCHQ may have hacked into Gemalto, the world's largest SIM card maker. It is now being reported that the NSA could have used its access to SIMs to plant spyware directly on the affected phones. Many carriers use the SIMs.

Lenovo CTO On Superfish: "We Messed Up"

Lenovo is now having to own up to the fact that it royally screwed up with Superfish, a piece of adware that was pre-installed on tons of laptops. The company's CTO is responding to the issue by saying the company "messed up." CTO Peter Hortensius is owning up.

Over 100,000 Wordpress Sites Infected By SoakSoak Malware

Wordpress is one of the most used content management system by users thanks to its simplicity and big support. Thanks to Sucuri analysis, we now know that over 100,000 Wordpress sites are infected by the SoakSoak malware and are being blacklisted by Google.

Malware Seen With Sony Security Certificate

A piece of malware called Destover has been discovered, and it is using the Sony security certificate. By operating with that certificate, the malware has an easier time infecting Windows machines since many are made to readily work with certificates from a 

FBI Warns US Companies Of Malware Attack Threat

A statement from the FBI has been sent out to companies in the United States warning of a piece of malware that has been used against US-based businesses. The malware is capable of accessing data on hard drives and overriding it. Reports claim the malware in

Regin Malware A Major Threat In Non-English Countries

Regin is the latest piece of malware to make its way into news reports, and while the malware is concerning, it is primarily a threat in non-English speaking nations. A report from security company Symantec shows that Regin, which has existed since 2008, is a big issue
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