Security Shorts: May highlights

by News Editor on May 31st, 2013 in Industry and Security News.

Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month...




Belarus becomes world's top country ... for SPAM

White Russia dons black hat, becomes junkmail conduit. Belarus has eclipsed the US to become the biggest single source of global spam, according to cloud-based email and web security firm AppRiver. Junk volumes from the landlocked former Soviet republic, which borders Poland and Russia, hit an all-time high on 13 April and have sustained this level since then... Read more


Flame one year later

It’s been a year since the first reports of the Flame malware surfaced, and looking back at the 12 months since then, it seems more and more each day that the discovery of Flame should be seen as a seminal event in the evolution of malware... Read more 


Researchers warn of increased Zeus malware activity this year

The amount of cybercriminal activity associated with the Zeus family of financial Trojan programs has increased during the past few months, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro... Read more


U.S. cyberwar strategy stokes fear of blowback

Even as the U.S. government confronts rival powers over widespread Internet espionage, it has become the biggest buyer in a burgeoning gray market where hackers and security firms sell tools for breaking into computers... Read more


New Malware Hijacks Facebook, Posts as You

Just when you thought malware couldn't get any meaner, Microsoft announced that a new Trojan horse is hijacking victims' Facebook accounts, liking pages and even posting comments on their behalf... Read more