Dridex malware, Adobe updates and UK cybercrime: The week in security

The notorious Dridex returned to the scene following a joint operation between law enforcement and security experts that attempted to disrupt the sophisticated banking malware.

Meanwhile, the Office for National Statistics unveiled research showing that cybercrime is thriving in the UK. In other news, security updates were rolled out for Microsoft and Adobe to fix a wide range of flaws.

Read on for the top security stories of the week from V3:

Good Technology CEO touts ‘shared DNA’ with BlackBerry

Good Work Touch ID

Good Technology and BlackBerry have teamed up to mix security with enterprise mobility, and high-level executives remain optimistic about the future of the company, despite a state of limbo enforced by regulatory concerns.

Crime is moving online as cyber and fraud incidents soar


The Office for National Statistics revealed that more than seven million frauds and cyber crimes are being committed every year in the UK. 

Dridex banking malware: security experts urge public to be wary of cyber threat

Cyber crime key on keyboard

The global operation to combat sophisticated banking malware brought law enforcement and security experts closer together to fight the one adversary they have in common: the cyber criminal.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft releases six security bulletins for IE, Edge and Office

Microsoft logo

Microsoft released six security bulletins in this month’s Patch Tuesday, fixing three critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, JScript and Windows Shell.

Adobe releases 69 security updates for Flash Player, Acrobat and Reader

Cyber security

Adobe released 69 security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat.

Joint NCA/FBI operation disables malware used to steal £20m from UK banks

Police car with siren

The National Crime Agency urged internet users to enhance their security following the discovery of a sophisticated strain of the Dridex malware responsible for siphoning off millions of pounds from UK banks.

FireEye and Visa team up to launch threat intelligence portal

Intel Security Hidden Data report

Security firm FireEye teamed up with payment service Visa to launch a threat intelligence portal to help companies combat increasing financial cybercrime.

Google issues bug bounty payment after domain purchase gaffe

Google campus

Google issued a bug bounty payment after an email gaffe led to the Google.com domain being put up for sale on a URL marketplace and quickly snapped up by a US student.

Met Police ends 24/7 surveillance of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Julian Assange

The Metropolitan Police officially ended its constant surveillance operations at the Ecuadorian Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for three years. 

Chinese government arrests five hackers at request of US


The Chinese government arrested a number of hackers at the request of the US government in a bid to halt rising cybercrime tension between the two nations.

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16 October 2015 | 2:56 pm – Source: v3.co.uk


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