Archive | Malware


22 June 2006 | 8,525 views

Botnets and Phishing Numbers Increasing Despite Crackdown

Botnets and organises cybercrime is getting more prevalent, it seems it’s increasing exponentially despire crackdowns by the US governments and other organisations. The criminals are getting more advanced, phishing scams are getting more realistic, technically trojans are getting more effective and the groups are getting really organised. Cybercrooks are organizing better and moving to more [...]

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21 June 2006 | 18,656 views

Google’s Orkut Hit by Data Stealing Worm – Mw.Orc

So just a few days about there was a new MSN Worm – BlackAngel.B, before that the Yahoo! e-mail worm, long before that of course the MySpace worm and a few others not notable enough to mention. And of course plenty of nasty Trojans. A new Internet worm capable of stealing bank details and other [...]

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17 June 2006 | 8,469 views

New MSN Worm Hitting Users – BlackAngel.B

Well this week there was a Yahoo! Email worm, now also follows a vindictive new worm targetting MSN called BlackAngel.B. The reports come from the anti-virus software company Panda Software. When activated the worm delivers a fateful terror message and then attempts to disable any protection software such as anti-virus, firewall or Windows system applications [...]

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16 June 2006 | 4,178 views

Trojan Compromises 2,200 Oregon Tax Payers

Aha! Trojans strike again. Really, I still think it all comes down to education, it doesn’t seem to be a targeted attack though. Just a random infection from your average porn site Trojan. Electronic files containing personal data of up to 2,200 Oregon taxpayers may have been compromised by an ex-employee’s unauthorized use of a [...]

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11 June 2006 | 3,352 views

Custom Trojans – Isn’t it Old News?

Well it is for me, and I guess anyone who consider themselves a career hacker, or at least has a serious interest.. As a few good trojans are open source (Back Orifice?), you can just mess around with them for a while until you reach the point they are no longer detected by any of [...]

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10 June 2006 | 3,571 views

Predicting Malware – Events Trigger Malware/Phishing Spikes

Apologies for the lack of updates for the past few days, I had to go abroad for an important assessment ;) It’s sad how people can pray on things as terrible as disasters to make a quick buck, but well we have to face the facts that they do, and will. And as it seems, [...]

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02 June 2006 | 4,856 views

New Spyware Blackmails Users Into Purchasing Software

Ah this is almost like Ransomeware again, messing up your machine then extorting money from you. Make sure you educate your non tech savvy relatives about such threats, spyware, adware, trojans and worm type viruses. Education is THE most powerful defence against malware and computer security incidents. Some simple patching, a free Antivirus protection like [...]

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31 May 2006 | 6,399 views

Barclays Rolls Out Free Anti-Virus Protection for Customers

The shocking statistic first, “56% of consumers do not have active anti-virus on their PCs”, ok not that shocking but still a bit worrying. Allthough asking if your average user doesn’t protect themselves on the internet conjures up images of the pope squatting in the woods. The basic F-Secure anti-virus product protects against viruses and [...]

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31 May 2006 | 6,455 views

Fake Microsoft Patch – BeastPWS-C

If you receive a e-Mail alert of a new patch for your Windows XP OS, think again before opening the link present on the message. The spammed emails, which purport to come from patch@microsoft.com, claim that a vulnerability has been found ‘in the Microsoft WinLogon Service’ and could ‘allow a hacker to gain access to [...]

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30 May 2006 | 4,717 views

Viruses & Malware Monitored on a Dynamic World Map

F-Secure has an interesting new dynamic world map displaying the various threats and viral hotspots around the world. Viruses and antivirus software is always a big issue, especially for corporates. Shows how things are heating up when it comes to viruses, malware, trojans and so on. They make some nice antivirus software too. Check it [...]

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