Tag Archive | "trojans"


15 May 2008 | 8,936 views

New Botnet Malware Spreading SQL Injection Attack Tool

Now this is an interesting turn of events, the Asprox botnet malware is being used to spread SQL Injection tools rather than sending out phishing e-mails as before. It seems to install quite stealthily as well disguising itself as a Windows Service with a fairly convincing file name. It’s certainly interesting to see the evolution [...]

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29 April 2008 | 4,947 views

AV Firms Split Over Defcon Contest

Now this is a pretty interesting contest from the guys at Defcon, antivirus evasion! It’s a question that gets asked a LOT…how do I avoid AV? There are various ways to do it and I’ll be interested to see which are used in the contest, the most elegant solutions of course get better prizes. Security [...]

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16 April 2008 | 23,834 views

Hackers Could Become The Hacked?

It looks like someone is going after the bad guys in a new way, by hacking them back! It’s no news to us that many hacking tools and script kiddy trojan kits are badly programmed..a lot of them have back-doors and the client-side tools have easy exploits that enable you to take over the ‘hackers’ [...]

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08 April 2008 | 6,426 views

Kraken Botnet Twice The Size Of Storm

We wrote a while back about a new wave of sophisticated botnets, which were predicted to overtake Storm and become the largest infectors online. It seems like it’s come true, after extensive research Damballa has uncovered the biggest botnet ever, which at present has over 400,000 unique IPs (in a space of only 24 hours) [...]

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03 March 2008 | 6,486 views

New Sophisticated Botnets Discovered

It seems like botnets are getting more sophisticated – we thought the Storm Worm was pretty hot, but some of these new contenders are showing the guys on the dark side has some advanced understanding of technology and the architecture many companies use…this enables them to get deeper inside and remain undetected Researchers have unearthed [...]

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28 February 2008 | 10,695 views

Teenage Bot Herder Admits to Infecting Military Computers

Hacking for money again? Well not really in this case, more like script kiddying for money – modifying an ‘off the shelf’ malware/bot package to evade detection and then cashing in on spamware affiliate fees. I guess they could have made much with a 400,000 bot network – by renting it out for DDoS attacks [...]

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24 January 2008 | 4,065 views

Hacked Embassy Websites Delivering Malware

It seems like malware pushers have found another avenue to delivery their payloads, Embassy websites. Which makes sense as they are probably not maintained well nor updated often meaning the chance they are easily compromised is quite high. Plus a lot probably use off the shelf CMS software, which when not updated is a playground [...]

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17 January 2008 | 9,450 views

New Rootkits Infecting the MBR

Ah I remember some of the nastiest viruses back in the day attaching themselves in the MBR (Master Boot Record) rendering most anti-virus software useless (as it sits on top of the OS). Now it seems MBR infection is back in fashion for a new age of rootkits. Security mavens have uncovered a new class [...]

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02 January 2008 | 3,702 views

Nugache – The Next Big Storm?

We’ve covered quite a few Storm stories – now it seems there is a new player in town, which could possibly the most advanced malware and botnet instigator so far. It’s also something I’ve predicted before, peer to peer malware networks running without a command and control server, no single point of failure and much [...]

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05 December 2007 | 3,820 views

Malware Numbers Still Increasing Rapidly

It seems like malware numbers are going up, rather than down as I would expect. But then if you think about it as a numbers game, the more people that come online – the more in absolute terms that are going to have nefarious intent. This means more hackers, more script kiddies and more malware. [...]

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