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TimeWarner DNS Hijacking IRC Servers to Stop DDoS Attacks

An interesting happening this week, some ISP’s have been jacking the DNS entries for certain IRC networks to crack down on zombie/bot infections. Is it ethical? Should they be doing this to their users? I first got wind of this from a post on Full Disclosure mailing list from an IRC network administrator. You can […]

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Trojan Mimicks Windows Activation Interface – KardPhisher

Recently a new Trojan popped up that mimics the Windows activation interface, phishing for credit card details and even the PIN number. The Trojan itself isn’t particularly advanced technically, it’s mostly just a social engineering attack. Symantec is reporting on a Trojan horse that mimics the Windows activation interface. What they are calling Trojan.Kardphisher doesn’t […]

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VBootkit Bypasses Vista’s Digital Code Signing

At Black Hat Europe (in Amsterdam) security experts from India (Nitin and Vipin Kumar of NV labs) demonstrated a special boot loader that gets around Vista’s code-signing mechanisms. Known as VBoot and launching from a CD and booting Vista it can make on-the-fly changes in memory and in files being read. In a demonstration, the […]

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Google Acquires Web Security Startup GreenBorder

More Google News this week after Google Launches Online Security & Malware Blog, now they have acquired a web security startup called GreenBorder. Google Inc. said on Tuesday it has bought Internet security startup GreenBorder Technologies Inc., which creates secure connections to protect e-mail and Web users from malicious or unwanted computer code. Terms of […]

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Bot Infections Surges to 1.2 Million

I have noticed an increase in Spam activity lately, especially in Spam blog comments there has been a noticeable surge in the frequency and number. That’s why we’ve implemented stricter measures against spammers on Darknet and our other sites. It seems there has been a big raise in the number of bot infected systems, so […]

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Smart Trojan Targets eBay Users

It seems like people that make malware are getting more specific nowadays, the are no longer writing random self-propagating worms or trojans just for the sake of knowledge or notoriety. Far more common nowadays is malware for specific purposes to capture login or banking details for certain sites or organisations. This time it’s a custom […]

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Up to a Quarter of Internet Connected Machines Could be Zombies

It’s a scary thought to find out perhaps a quarter of Internet connected machines could be zombies…The sad part is, I think it could well be true, as most of the non tech savvy Internet users I know still use Internet Exploder and their machines are riddled with crapware, trojans, viruses and spyware. Imagine how […]

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MSN Password Stealing Trojan Becomes Public

Ah another trojan, this time targeting MSN Live logins for. The trojan has been made public by some kind citizen calling himself “Our Godfather” on the BitTorrent network. The sad thing is…I guess it works and hundreds of people will have installed it. Malware designed to steal users’ Windows Live Messenger password has been released […]

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Huge Online Loss by Swedish Bank Nordea – Claimed to be Biggest Loss?

A massive online heist, some (like McAfee) claim it’s the biggest ever online sting involving a bank, it’s comes in at about half a million pounds or or $1.1 million USD. Using some l33t0 custom trojan, it seems to be more a case of lack of education and the whole situation could have been avoided […]

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Microsoft’s Live OneCare the WORST Anti-Virus Solution

An Austrian web site called AV Comparatives has done an ‘independent‘ test of 17 different Anti-Virus products and released the results online. On this site you will find independent comparatives of Anti-Virus software. All products listed in our comparatives are already a selection of some very good anti-virus products. In order to get tested by […]

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