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ScanSafe reports drop in computer viruses in September
The malicious code known as "Gumblar" or "Troj/JSRedir-R," which infects Web sites, was first detected in March. Defying security experts' expectations, it is growing rapidly instead of dying out.
Gumblar Web attack adds new domains, steals data, and continues to propagate after infections are cleaned up, making it worse than Conficker, ScanSafe says.
But the source of the Zeus banking Trojan is back in action after unidentified agents cut off upstream connectivity to an ISP in Kazakhstan.
Cisco Systems plans to buy a Web-based security software company called ScanSafe, marking the third announced acquisition this month.
Amid reports of rising security risks surrounding PDF formatted files and the continued battle to keep Flash at the forefront of Web-based multimedia usage, Adobe releases critical security updates for Acrobat, Reader, and Flash.
ScanSafe says the energy sector is the most exposed industry to Web-based malware, while the aviation and automotive industry is least exposed.
While researchers debate how passwords were stolen, analysis of the exposed passwords reveals some interesting trends.
M86 makes second acquisition in the past year, buying secure SaaS and Web gateway provider Finjan.
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