Archive | Malware


03 January 2007 | 30,914 views

Malware Outbreak During New Year – Dref-V and Trojan downloader Tibs-jy

Social Engineering again, someone praying on xmas spirit and good will to spread their filthy malware. It quite often happens during festive times, someone hatches a new worm and sends it out packaged as a jolly xmas card or game. A significant worm outbreak over the new year festivities has put paid to the notion […]

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21 December 2006 | 11,321 views

Skype Worm in the Wild – W32.Chatosky

A new worm is spreading fast on the Skype network, it’s activated by a malicious Skype Chat link and it has been seen in the wild in numerous places. Apparently the dangerous link starts with “Check this!” pointing to a .org/.biz address, if you click the link you’ll become infected. There have been no reports […]

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11 December 2006 | 5,557 views

Massive Data Theft Operation Uncovered

UK Police have uncovered a fairly massive data theft operation with a total close to 8,500 victims. It’s quite worrying when things like this are uncovered as if 1 is uncovered or discovered…imagine how many aren’t found out about, just like exploits. British electronic-crime detectives are investigating a massive data theft operation that stole sensitive […]

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02 December 2006 | 18,961 views

Writing Worms for Fun or Profit

0x00: Preface Media, kindly supported by AV “experts”, drawn apocalyptical vison of desctruction caused by stupid M$ Outlook / VisualBasic worm, called “ILOVEYOU”. Absurdal estimations – $10M lost for “defending the disease”, especially when you take a look at increasing with the speed of light value of AV companies market shares, made many people sick. […]

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04 November 2006 | 13,855 views

McDonalds Japan Spreads Malware on MP3 Player

This is pretty funny, but frankly typical of McDonalds..act before they think, it’s cheap, it’ll get more customers, whack it out! They gave out a bunch of flash drive mp3 players as a promotion, it turns out every single one was loaded with a fairly nasty piece of spyware! McDonalds Japan has launched a recall […]

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01 November 2006 | 5,904 views

Hackers Target Home Users for Cash

Hackers are switching targets now, companies are getting too hard to break into due to the availability of decently configured perimeter kit like firewalls and IDS. Plus the information they do get if they manage to break in is often worthless commercially and really not worth the effort. So instead, they target the end user, […]

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30 October 2006 | 7,104 views

Anti-Spyware Groups Still Require Legislation

Cyber and computer laws are always a grey area, they tend to be very vague and don’t cover specific technologies. Spam is a good example, look at how long we’ve been getting spammed, and it’s been a SERIOUS problem for at least the last 5 years, spam legislation has only started coming in to effect […]

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16 October 2006 | 9,930 views

zCodec Video Codec is a TROJAN

For those that didn’t see, there is a new all singing all dancing ‘light-weight’ Codec in town that is actually a trojan. Indeed it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing. The zCodec software actually messes with your DNS settings. Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just […]

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14 September 2006 | 16,602 views

Impressive Open Source Intrusion Prevention – HLBR

It’s good to see work on open source tools in the countermeasure department aswell as the attack and penetration arena. It’s a shame since Snort and Nessus have gone semi-commercial. I hope more people invest their time in good IDS, Firewall and IPS systems, I love things like IPCop and hope to see more products […]

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12 September 2006 | 13,399 views

Moving Ahead in the War Against Botnets

This effort started quite a long time ago, I was just checking up to see how they were getting on, but there’s not much news of their progress. perating under the theory that if you kill the head, the body will follow, a group of high-profile security researchers is ramping up efforts to find and […]

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