Tag Archive | "trojan"


01 December 2008 | 3,805 views

Malware Researchers Discover Rootkit HKTL-BRUDEVIC Similar to Sony CD Malware

You might remember the Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco back in 2006 when the whole Internet was up in arms about Sony installing a rootkit in the name of Digital Restriction Rights Management. Another piece of malware has been uncovered that has been linked to Sony and their Fingerprint reader. Researchers have unearthed rootkit-like functionality in [...]

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16 October 2008 | 5,100 views

E-mail Scammers Target Microsoft Users

Microsoft users are being targeted again by malware via e-mail, scammers/spammers never give up and for once the e-mail looks fairly legitimate. Usually this kind of ‘baitware’ is riddled with terrible grammar and horrible spellings, do make sure you brief the less security aware friends you have about this though just in case. Email scams [...]

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28 August 2008 | 18,267 views

Webcam Hacker Jailed for 4 Years for Spying on Teenager

Another one bites the dust, this time for spying on a teenage girl via webcam. 4 years is a reasonable sentence this time I think as the case borders on many offenses such as blackmail, indecent behaviour, infringement of privacy, unlawful access and probably a few more. It was a pretty simple hack as it [...]

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12 June 2008 | 9,694 views

New Zlob Trojan Alters Your Router Settings

Another new development in the malware arena, this new version of Zlob will actually log onto your router and change the DNS settings to hijack your traffic. Pretty interesting approach and it will work because 99% of people won’t change the default password on their routers. Let’s face it, have you changed it? A new [...]

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01 February 2008 | 13,297 views

German Police Creating Law Enforcement Trojan

After banning hacking tools it looks like the German police are looking into digital wiretapping and creating ‘whitehat’ trojans for monitoring the bad guys… Of course they define who the bad guys are, and according to law 202(c) it could be us.. This is very definitely questionable when it comes to ethics, it’s almost as [...]

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28 December 2007 | 4,607 views

Storm Worm Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

Storm is back in the festive season spreading some xmas and new year love. They even have a new year greeting site ready for spreading New Year related Storm Worm variants. Social Engineering again, people are always more susceptible during holidays, I guess they are happy and less paranoid. The Storm Worm gang are spreading [...]

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26 December 2007 | 3,738 views

Trojan Targets Google Text Based Adverts

It looks like the malware guys are indeed getting more tricky, and this time it has an effect on multiple parties. It deprives Google of the impressions from the adverts and potentially can infect surfers with some nasty malware. Again it’s using the hosts file, redirecting Google’s own ads to those from a nefarious source. [...]

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21 December 2007 | 5,408 views

Worm Spreading Fast on Google’s Orkut Social Network

A new worm has hit Google’s Orkut and it seems to be hitting it pretty hard, it’s infected via the scrapbook feature and is adding hundreds of thousands of users, similar to the Myspace worm (Samy) that hit in October 2005. It seems to be fairly unmalicious, more of a ‘look at me – see [...]

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04 July 2007 | 8,972 views

Trojan Mimicks Windows Activation Interface – KardPhisher

Recently a new Trojan popped up that mimics the Windows activation interface, phishing for credit card details and even the PIN number. The Trojan itself isn’t particularly advanced technically, it’s mostly just a social engineering attack. Symantec is reporting on a Trojan horse that mimics the Windows activation interface. What they are calling Trojan.Kardphisher doesn’t [...]

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05 April 2007 | 5,852 views

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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