- Microsoft and Symantec have teamed up to seize control over the “Bamital” botnet. The two companies are now using that control to alert hundreds of thousands of users whose PCs remain infected with the malware.
- F-Secure released their 40-page H2 2012 Threat Report: “It pretty much sums up all the important cases we’ve seen from July to December of 2012”.
- Cisco’s “2013 Annual Security Report” (PDF) has actually 41 pages – and “…it highlights global threat trends based on real-world data”.
- Oracle decided to accelerate the release of a Java Critical Patch Update because of “active exploitation in the wild”…
- …and Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player. “Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2013-0633 is being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick the user into opening a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment which contains malicious Flash (SWF) content.” Updates are available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android users.
- Kaspersky is reporting on malware found in the Google Play store that is loaded with more than just Android malware: It’s designed to infect PCs.
- Der neue SWITCH-CERT-Report (PDF) zu aktuellen Trends im Bereich IT-Security und Privacy ist online.