US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
The scheme is ramping up as cryptocurrencies become more valuable.
And infection rates could rise.
A cybercriminal from Eastern Europe who has been hacking a Chinese company for years appears to have carelessly exposed his own real identity.
In all, Symantec has identified targets in 16 countries, based on information Wikileaks has published.
More than 800,000 domains were seized, sinkholed , or blocked in 'Operation Avalanche', an effort by law enforcement authorities and researchers in 30 countries.
Only a tiny percentage of code analysis is still done by humans.
Blue Coat Systems, whose spying technology has been detected in Sudan, Iran and Syria, was granted the power to sign its own encryption certificates.
Cyber-security researchers found that the code used in three recent banks heists in Asia was the same type used to hack into Sony Pictures in 2014, which the FBI blamed on North Korea.
A campaign targeting accounts with thousands of followers hit at least 2,500 victims in two weeks.