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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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Logic Bomb Backfires on Hacker Employee

Ah the logic bomb, a source of humour for many due to it’s frequent showing up in ‘hacking’ movies, and it’s complete mis-use. ZOMG THE LOGIC BOMB IT’S GONNA PWN US ALL! A former UBS PaineWebber employee was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday for planting a computer “logic bomb” on company networks […]

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Organised Cyber Criminals Recruiting Fresh Grads

Criminals are not stupid, cyber criminals are the same breed, perhaps even smarter than the traditionalists as they are utilising new ways of doing the same old tricks online. Now the online criminals are recruiting fresh grads to help them push the boundaries further. Organised crime is “grooming” a new generation of would-be cybercriminals using […]

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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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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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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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