Archive | Malware


25 January 2011 | 14,849 views

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]

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20 January 2011 | 15,224 views

Java Based Cross Platform Malware Trojan (Mac/Linux/Windows)

It’s pretty rare to read about malware on the Linux or Mac OSX platforms and even more rare to read about cross-platform malware which targets both AND Windows by using Java. A neat piece of coding indeed, it targets vulnerabilities in all 3 operating systems – the sad thing? The malware itself is vulnerable to [...]

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17 January 2011 | 10,707 views

China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some [...]

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17 November 2010 | 14,731 views

TDL AKA Alureon Rootkit Now Infecting 64-Bit Windows 7 Platform

As we’ve come to expect, the malware guys are always at the leading edge of technological development. Now there are rootkits infecting 64-Bit versions of Windows, which have been thought of as fairly safe by most parties. The rootkit in questions is a fairly well known variant (TDL/Alureon) and has been around for several years, [...]

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02 November 2010 | 10,504 views

Sophos Launches FREE Anti-Virus Software For Mac

Well most Apple users would tell you they don’t need anti-virus anyway, viruses and malware are a Windows problem – not something the hi-tech hipsters need to worry about. And let’s face it, even if you run Windows you don’t really need to run anti-virus either if you practice good web-habits. But with the amount [...]

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29 October 2010 | 17,069 views

Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat

Well this seems to be a frequently recurring theme, yes there is yet another critical 0day vulnerability in Adobe products – pretty much across the board this time. It was that long ago that a critical flaw in Flash put Android phones at risk. The core vulnerability exists in Flash but it’s being actively exploited [...]

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27 October 2010 | 12,617 views

Hackers Exploit Unpatched Firefox 0day Using Nobel Peace Prize Website

It’s been a while since Firefox has been in the news, but this is a fairly high profile case involving the Nobel Peace Prize website. It seems there is a race condition vulnerability in the latest versions of Firefox (including 3.6.11) that allows remote exploitation. In this case it was used via an iFrame on [...]

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21 October 2010 | 7,365 views

Malware Pushers Abuse Firefox Warning Page

This is a pretty neat attack from the malware pushes leveraging on the ignorance of the average user – which in all honestly is a safe bet most of the time! You could consider it a Social Engineering attack as it’s taking something that’s familiar and changing it to deliver malware. I’m sure all the [...]

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20 October 2010 | 8,725 views

NSDECODER – Automated Website Malware Detection Tool

NSDECODER is a automated website malware detection tool. It can be used to decode and analyze an URL to see if it host to malware. Also, NSDECODER will analyze which vulnerability has been exploited and the original source address of malware. Functions Automated analysis and detection of website malware. Detection for plenty of vulnerabilities. Log [...]

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01 October 2010 | 6,491 views

Police In UK & US Charge & Arrest Multiple People Over Zeus Trojan E-banking Fraud

Zeus has been around for quite some time, we reported it about it initially back in 2009 when it was noted Zeus could evade anti-virus software. In more recent months it was noted that Zeus has become more focused and variations of Zeus were found to be targeting banks and financial organisations in specific geographic [...]

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