Today’s Cyberthreats: Morgan Stanley Hack, Tatanga Trojan
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
MORGAN STANLEY HACK: Newly revealed documents show Morgan Stanley was the first financial institution to be targeted by the China-based hackers responsible for the “Operation Aurora” attacks launched against major U.S. companies in 2009 and 2010, including Google and Yahoo. The details of the Morgan Stanley hack came to light in leaked HBGary Federal e-mails stolen by the “hacktivist” group Anonymous.
TATANGA TROJAN: A new banking Trojan called “Tatanga” is able to sneak undetected into Windows PCs and then inject rogue code into virtually every other Web browser. From there it allows a hacker to steal money, harvest e-mails and block antivirus programs.
MAC LION SECURITY: As its products become more and more popular and computer criminals become savvier – including retooling Windows malware so it works on Macs -- Apple is looking to strengthen the security of its operating systems, including the soon-to-be-released Lion.