Despite the numerous reports of news agencies that Europol held massive operation to stop the Rmnet botnet, Doctor Web's analysts continue to monitor this botnet's activity. According to the media reports, the staff of British police's office engaged in combating cyber crimes, together with experts from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, has suppressed the activity of several major Rmnet's command and control servers.
Doctor Web analysts conducted a research of a new version of the backdoor Trojan for Mac OS X named Mac.BackDoor.OpinionSpy.3. This malicious program is intended to spy on Mac users: it can collect and transmit information about loaded web pages to the attackers, analyze the traffic passing through the computer's network card, intercept the network packets sent by instant messaging programs and perform some other dangerous features.
Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web presents its 2014 overview of malware for handheld devices. The last year proved to be rather turbulent and rich in terms of information security events. We witnessed the emergence of a variety of new malicious applications for Android. In particular, the number of banking Trojans whose numerous modifications attacked devices in many countries increased significantly.