Tag Archive | "virus"


19 January 2009 | 10,002 views

Conficker (AKA Downadup or Kido) Infections Skyrocket To An Estimate 9 Million

There hasn’t been a viral outbreak of this scale for quite some time, Conficker or Downadup as it’s known was only fairly recently discovered (Oct 2008) and has already infected an estimated 9 million machines! It’s spreading fast though and it auto-updates itself via downloads from random domains making it almost impossible to stop as [...]

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16 September 2008 | 5,216 views

International Space Station Infected by Virus!

Now you think they’d know better than having Autorun enabled in the International Space Station? But no, they obviously didn’t and they got owned by some fairly innocuous thumb drive auto-spreader. It wouldn’t really be news if anyone else got infected, but come on this is supposed to the pinnacle of security or something? NASA [...]

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12 June 2008 | 9,692 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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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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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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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 | 5,406 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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07 November 2007 | 3,624 views

Thousands Hooked by Malware from Big Sites

If I recall this is not the first time this has happened, delivering viral payloads via banner ads and flaws in scripting. It seems that malware peddlers are getting more aggressive though, it obviously shows there is actual monetary value in infecting people and stealing their data. A subtle form of social engineering too, by [...]

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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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22 July 2007 | 67,459 views

The greatest virus of all time

There is a virus on the net from a long time, the damage inflicted by it is unstoppable, or at least that was though, check it out yourself …just kidding, it does not exist but such a virus would be something great =)

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