By 1776 Coalition President Trump said Wednesday he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is ordering the State Department to begin moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to…

IoT lottery: finding a perfectly secure connected device

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for shopping. Vendors flood the market with all kinds of goods, including lots of exciting connected devices that promise to make our life…

Android commercial spyware

There’s certainly no shortage of commercial spying apps for Android, with most positioned as parental control tools. In reality, however, these apps barely differ from spyware, with the exception perhaps…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement on the successful settlement in the lawsuit filed against the federal Bureau of Land…

Silence – a new Trojan attacking financial organizations

More information about the Silence Trojan is available to customers of Kaspersky Intelligence Reporting Service. Contact: intelreports@kaspersky.com In September 2017, we discovered a new targeted attack on financial institutions. Victims…

Gaza Cybergang – updated activity in 2017:

1. Summary information The Gaza cybergang is an Arabic-language, politically-motivated cybercriminal group, operating since 2012 and actively targeting the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. The Gaza cybergang’s attacks have…

BlackOasis APT and new targeted attacks leveraging zero-day exploit

More information about BlackOasis APT is available to customers of Kaspersky Intelligence Reporting Service. Contact: intelreports@kaspersky.com Introduction Kaspersky Lab has always worked closely with vendors to protect users. As soon…

“A cleaned-up vehicle could be a ticking time bomb with unseen damage, posing mechanical and safety risks to the buyer. . . “ Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney…

A Modern Hypervisor as a Basis for a Sandbox

In the field of information security, sandboxes are used to isolate an insecure external environment from a secure internal environment (or vice versa), to protect against the exploitation of vulnerabilities,…

Don’t let a fire put fall semester on the ash heap

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Joyce Cavanagh, 979-845-3859, jacavanagh@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – With the fall semester about to begin, students will be far more interested in laying out their…

Spring Dragon – Updated Activity

Spring Dragon is a long running APT actor that operates on a massive scale. The group has been running campaigns, mostly in countries and territories around the South China Sea,…

Dridex: A History of Evolution

The Dridex banking Trojan, which has become a major financial cyberthreat in the past years (in 2015, the damage done by the Trojan was estimated at over $40 million), stands…

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

This research started when we discovered an infected Pokémon GO guide in Google Play. It was there for several weeks and was downloaded more than 500,000 times. We detected the…

Beef cattle producers must be vigilant to mitigate herd health risks

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Joe Paschal, 361-265-9203, joe.paschal@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Tom Hairgrove, 979-845-5419, tbhairgrove@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Beef cattle producers should be observant when conducting annual health vaccination…

Old Malware Tricks To Bypass Detection in the Age of Big Data

Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a targeted attack actor’s activities in Japan and South Korea recently. This attacker has been using the XXMM malware toolkit, which was named after an…

Daytime Dorm Room Burglary & Attempted Sexual Assault At Texas A&M

From the Texas A&M police department’s Facebook page: On April 10, 2017, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) made contact with a female victim, regarding…

Construction Starting On New FM 60/FM 2818 Interchange Includes Spring Break Road Closure

More than one year in the making, construction starts Monday on a new interchange by Easterwood Airport at FM 60 and FM 2818. The TxDOT Bryan district office also reports…

New(ish) Mirai Spreader Poses New Risks

A cross-platform win32-based Mirai spreader and botnet is in the wild and previously discussed publicly. However, there is much information confused together, as if an entirely new IoT bot is…

Spam and phishing in 2016

The year in figures According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016: The proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than in 2015. 62.16% of…

Texas cattle fever ticks are back with a vengeance

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Pete Teel, 979-845-3253, pteel@tamu.edu Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION– Texas cattle fever ticks, which made Texas longhorns the pariah of…