Tag Archive | "trojan"

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05 April 2007 | 5,877 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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16 March 2007 | 42,193 views

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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03 January 2007 | 30,916 views

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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21 December 2006 | 11,327 views

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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08 November 2006 | 8,766 views

the Art of Virology 00h

This is the first part (of many others to come) consisting of basic a introduction to different viruses, some terminology and other aspects required before starting to understand or write viruses. Definition A virus is (taken from Windows XP’s Help And Support Center): A program that attempts to spread from computer to computer and either […]

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16 October 2006 | 9,931 views

zCodec Video Codec is a TROJAN

For those that didn’t see, there is a new all singing all dancing ‘light-weight’ Codec in town that is actually a trojan. Indeed it’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing. The zCodec software actually messes with your DNS settings. Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just […]

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17 June 2006 | 8,478 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 | 4,181 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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26 May 2006 | 7,372 views

Serious Symantec Anti-Virus Vulnerability

Apparently a gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec’s anti-virus software suite has been discovered that could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack. According to eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, the vulnerability could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the […]

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07 May 2006 | 4,826 views

New Trojan Targets World Cup Fans – Troj/Haxdoor-IN

Ah, first we had the ransomeware, yesterday the trojan targetting WoW users, now we have the World Cup trojan.. It really must be Trojan season. A Trojan horse that poses as a World Cup wallchart has begun circulating on the net. The Haxdoor-IN Trojan horse is been spamvertised in messages, written in German, that purport […]

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