Tag Archive | "virii"


13 February 2009 | 5,184 views

Microsoft Offers $250K Bounty for Conficker Author

We did mention Conficker when it broke out back in January causing one of the largest scale infections ever seen (an estimated 9 million machines in just a few months). The latest news is that Microsoft are offering a bounty to catch the author of the malware, we have seen this back in 2003/4 (The [...]

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30 January 2008 | 21,374 views

Multilingual Worm Spreads Over MSN Messenger

Another MSN worm spreading with the same tactics as usual, “Wanna see my pictures before i send em to facebook?” and so on. The only really interesting thing about this worm is it sends the message in the language of the locale installed on the infected machine, this is pretty intelligent and is much more [...]

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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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28 December 2007 | 4,601 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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21 December 2007 | 5,406 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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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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08 October 2007 | 6,497 views

Storm Worm Descends on Blogspot

It seems like spammers, scammers, phishers and now malware authors are starting to leverage blogs more and more, especially Blogger/Blogspot as Google tend to be quite slow in responding and sometimes don’t respond at all. This makes it an ideal platform for dodgy behaviour as the crooks have adequate lead time to con/infect people before [...]

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02 March 2007 | 5,533 views

the Art of Virology 03h

…finally after three months of inactivity (exams, parties and so) I made some time to write this virus and this article… so for the ones who read this series… ENjOY =) The Old School Virus Yeah, I gave up writting infant-b because even the [a] version was full of bugs, and had to logicaly restructure [...]

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02 December 2006 | 17,005 views

Writing Worms for Fun or Profit

0×00: Preface Media, kindly supported by AV “experts”, drawn apocalyptical vison of desctruction caused by stupid M$ Outlook / VisualBasic worm, called “ILOVEYOU”. Absurdal estimations – $10M lost for “defending the disease”, especially when you take a look at increasing with the speed of light value of AV companies market shares, made many people sick. [...]

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08 November 2006 | 8,635 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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