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Microsoft 4Q17: Office 365 revenue surpasses traditional licenses

Cloud remains strong, and Windows was surprisingly up, too.

The Magala Trojan Clicker: A Hidden Advertising Threat

Magala falls into the category of Trojan Clickers that imitate a user click on a particular webpage, thus boosting advertisement click counts.
Itrsquo;s worth pointing out that Magala doesnrsquo;t actually affect the user, other than consuming some of the infected computerrsquo;s resources.

The main victims are those paying for the advertising.

News industry decries Facebook’s “digital duopoly,” wants government help

Newspapers “forced to surrender their contentrdquo; want to team up and negotiate.

Largest advertising company in the world still wincing after NotPetya punch

Lack of patches and enabling local admin rights blamed The huge cyber attacknbsp;that swept from Ukraine last week is still affecting companies, and several have been hit pretty hard, including the world's largest advertising business, UK-based WPP.…

A new ransomware outbreak similar to WCry is shutting down computers...

Like earlier ransomware worm, PetyaWrap attacks use potent exploit stolen from the NSA.

Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

Irsquo;ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps.

All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device.
In May 2017, a new Ztorg variant appeared on the Google Play Store – only this this time it wasnrsquo;t a rooting malware but a Trojan-SMS.

Yahoo and AOL are now a Verizon subsidiary called “Oath”

Yahoo/AOL combination will boost Verizon's advertising ambitions.

Dvmap: the first Android malware with code injection

In April 2017 we started observing new rooting malware being distributed through the Google Play Store. Unlike other rooting malware, this Trojan not only installs its modules into the system, it also injects malicious code into the system runtime libraries.

Google prepares publishers for the release of Chrome ad-blocking

The biggest online advertiser will now block ads; the Web won't look the same.

Android apps punched out by Judy malware

More than 36 million users feared infected As many as 36.5 million Android users may have been infected by advertising fraud malware that could have been lurking in Google Play Store for years.…

Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections

Lobbyists try to kill "opt-in" privacy standard before it can be implemented.

IT threat evolution Q1 2017. Statistics

According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 479,528,279 malicious attacks from online resources located in 190 countries all over the world.

File antivirus detected a total of 174,989,956 unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects.