Tag Archive | "trojans"


20 October 2011 | 12,607 views

German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do [...]

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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 | 14,748 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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08 July 2010 | 9,775 views

Regional Trojan Threat Targeting Online Banks

Well it was inevitable really, I’ve noticed in the last couple of years Phishing e-mails have started to use targeted lists especially for banking sites and the next up of course is trojans developed for specific regions. A security company Trusteer (who makes Rapport) has done some research on this matter which has pin-pointed certain [...]

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29 April 2010 | 6,757 views

Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Bot Network For Hire

Another botnet herder bites the dust, the latest news in the malware arena is about David Anthony Edwards from Texas who has admitted he and his accomplice had offered tailor made malware and DDoS attacks for rent. 22,000 zombies is a reasonable number of bots for a herder to control on their own, and assuming [...]

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20 April 2010 | 5,475 views

China Reports Millions Of Conficker Infections

Conficker has been giving us all headaches for quite some time now, the latest news it that China hosts up to 28% of the World Conficker infections at its peak. 7 million separate hosts infected with Conficker at the end of 2009, that’s more than the population of some countries! It’s a pretty nasty piece [...]

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18 March 2010 | 5,017 views

Vodafone Spain Distributing Mariposa Malware

Just a week after supplying an infected Android phone to a worker at Panda Security, Vodafone Spain has once again managed to pass out a malware infected HTC Magic phone to a researcher at S21Sec. The write-up on the Panda Research Blog, including technical analysis of the infector can be found here: Vodafone distributes Mariposa [...]

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11 March 2010 | 6,575 views

Zeus-related Botnet Servers Taken Offline

We wrote about Zeus a while back, a nasty trojan which can evade detection by Anti-virus software and is ranked as the number 1 trojan infector by numbers. About a week ok a massive sting operation took down large parts of the Mariposa botnet in Spain and the USA and the latest news is large [...]

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18 September 2009 | 77,268 views

Nasty Trojan Zeus Evades Antivirus Software

This is one nasty piece of malware, seems like it’s working on a low level as per rootkits, there aren’t many technical details but it may well be operating on a Ring 0 level. The level of detection by AV software is quite scary, especially since the malware is specifically targeting bank login details and [...]

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