The Justice Department filed a status report with the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania updating the court on the progress in disrupting the Gameover Zeus botnet and the malicious software known as Cryptolocker.
Bitdefender warns that while CyptoLocker is currently disabled, it could come back to life at any moment.
Mobile banking and mobile payment malware – malicious software that can extort money from users by hijacking personal information and spoofing bank sites or apps to trick victims into sharing personal data – rose in the month of June.
Proofpoint security researchers recently were the first to discover that a large number of travel destination websites had been compromised and were being used to deliver the Nuclear exploit kit.
An estimated $3.75 billion have been netted by a single fraud ring that took advantage of a popular Brazilian payment method - the Boleto - by wielding a frequently upgraded piece of malware that silently intercepted and rerouted payments to the crooks' bank accounts.