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TrendMicro has published a report that claims that a "sizable" spam campaign is underway and other than just having a bunch of unwanted email to contend with, the spam campaign is also pushing ransomware. The spam campaign is said to be distributing the latest variant of Locky, which is the ransomware that invaded LinkedIn back in November of last year via bogus leads.  The security firm says that it has looked at samples of these recent spam campaigns and has found that criminals are using some sophisticated distribution methods to affect users in over 70 countries. Along... Read more...
As the prevalence of the Android OS grows, so grows a commensurate vector for malicious attacks from malware. Apparently, the number of malicious apps is growing, too. According to a study released by security software maker Trend Micro, the number of malicious and high-risk Android apps has jumped to about 718,000--which is more startling when you realize that the same group reported that there were 509,000 just last quarter. Trend Micro predicts that there will be over a million such apps by the end of the year. Trend Micro says that it took the PC industry about ten years to hit that mark. This... Read more...