Tag Archive | "malware"


27 September 2011 | 8,556 views

MySQL.com Compromised & Spreading Malware

The latest story doing the rounds is that MySQL.com got hacked and was serving malware which put it on the Google malware block list. It appears to be in the clear now though and it’s accessible again via Google. It seems to be a similar case with that of the recent Linux.com and Kernel.org hacks [...]

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04 July 2011 | 12,375 views

Security Researchers Discover 4 Million Strong ‘Indestructible’ Botnet – TDSS/TDL

It’s been recently uncovered that there’s a HUGE botnet, which is extremely advanced and constantly evolving a variant of the ever popular (and usually quite advanced) TDL strain. We did write about a TDL variant earlier in 2010 – TDL AKA Alureon Rootkit Now Infecting 64-Bit Windows 7 Platform. TDL itself has been around several [...]

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25 January 2011 | 14,745 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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17 January 2011 | 10,704 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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30 November 2010 | 9,479 views

Windows Vista & Windows 7 Kernel Bug Can Bypass UAC

Now this is not the first time Windows UAC has hit the news for being flawed, back in February 2009 it was discovered that Windows 7 UAC Vulnerable – User Mode Program Can Disable User Access Control and after that in November 2009 it was demonstrated that Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against [...]

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17 November 2010 | 14,718 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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27 October 2010 | 12,615 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 | 7,354 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 | 8,711 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 | 6,481 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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