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G DATA: Nested malware builds up botnet

03/19/2015, Bochum Experts at German security provider G DATA have discovered a number of malware programs that are aimed at building up a botnet and can be controlled using the same Command and Control Server. The two malware instances that the analysts have investigated by way of an example employ significantly...


G DATA and G4C join forces to fight cyber crime

03/10/2015, Bochum The most recent hacker attack on federal government websites is just one of many examples that cyber crime is on the rise. Attacks on electronic payment traffic and cashpoints are particularly lucrative for cyber criminals. The German Competence Centre against Cyber Crime e.V. (G4C), an association...


Casper spyware uses security hole to access computers

03/09/2015, Bochum Another member of the cartoon malware family – Casper – has been discovered, following in the footsteps of Babar and EvilBunny. G DATA security experts believe that Casper is the successor to Babar and EvilBunny and was developed by the same programmers – potentially with connections to the French...


Superfish: Lenovo case is just the tip of the iceberg

02/26/2015, Bochum Security experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have been analysing Superfish adware. In the process, the analysts have encountered a technology component within the software called SSL Digestor. It uses a root certificate that is poorly secured and has extensive rights on the computer. SSL Digestor...


Babar spyware records all data

02/23/2015, Bochum G DATA SecurityLabs has been investigating a spyware sample that records and transfers keystrokes, clipboard data, monitor data and audio conversations, thus confirming the Snowden revelations concerning a French national spyware strain, documented by the Canadian intelligence service CSEC...


Comprehensive, all-round protection with G DATA Antivirus FOR MAC

02/18/2015, Bochum Almost one in ten desktop PCs worldwide is running the Apple OS X operating system (source: Statcounter). In companies, this percentage is even higher. For this reason, cyber criminals use special malware to try to gain access to company networks and Windows PCs via Apple devices. With G DATA...


Protection for your partner on Valentine's Day

02/13/2015, Bochum Flowers, chocolates, jewellery –gifts that are popularly given to partners on Valentine's Day. But cyber criminals have highlighted February 14 on their calendars as well. Online fraudsters use phishing email or links in social networks to try to lure users into malware traps – to get hold of...


Computer Bild: G DATA offers online banking customers the best protection

02/10/2015, Bochum A powerful security solution for protection against digital malware, online fraudsters and cyber criminals is part of the basic set-up of any PC. But which security suite can users really rely on for online banking? Computer Bild (04/2015 issue), Germany’s biggest computer magazine, analysed eight...


MWC 2015: G DATA makes mobile messaging tap-proof

02/09/2015, Bochum Mobile messaging is one of the most frequently used smartphone features. To ensure that private communication really remains private and that business communication cannot be intercepted, G DATA is presenting its new Secure Messaging app at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, which will be...


G DATA: Project Cobra malware attacks large networks

01/22/2015, Bochum Experts at German security provider G DATA have discovered and extensively analysed a new variant of a highly-complex digital spyware strain. In their analysis, the security experts prove that Carbon System, the output of Project Cobra, has similarities to Uroburos and Agent.BTZ and in all...