In Pictures: The nastiest cyber security stink-bombs of 2013 (so far)

From online bank heists to Chinese hackers, 2013 is adding up to be a security mess

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In June a targeted attack that used Chinese malware compromised over 1,000 computers belonging to dozens of South Korea organizations, according to researchers from Israeli security firm Seculert. The main malware tool used in the attack is called PinkStats and has been used by several Chinese-language groups to target different organizations and nation states from around the world during the past four years, the Seculert researchers said. PinkStats is designed to download and install additional malicious components after it infects a computer and then report successful installations to its command and control server.

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