Mobile Malware Market Increasingly Competitive

Mobile malware developers are competing for market share by creating highly sophisticated products or low-cost alternatives to existing offerings.
An analysis of the mobile malware marketplace conducted by IBM X-Force researchers showed that cybercriminals looking to make a profit by targeting smartphone users have plenty of products to choose from.
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New Dridex Malware Campaign Shifts to U.S.

Researchers at F5 Networks Security Operations Center (SOC) are warning of a new campaign of the Dridex web fraud malware. Previous campaigns had recently focused attacks on financial institutions in the United Kingdom, but among the new campaign’s malware configurations, only 6 percent of the targeted institutions are UK brands, versus 80 percent in the US and 5 percent in Canada.
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Facebook Says Government Data Queries Up 13 Percent

Facebook said Thursday it had received 13 percent more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46,000 requests worldwide.
The leading social network, in its twice-annual "transparency report," said the number of items "restricted" for violating local laws more than doubled compared to the prior six-month period, to 55,827.
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