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Trojan Mimicks Windows Activation Interface – KardPhisher

Recently a new Trojan popped up that mimics the Windows activation interface, phishing for credit card details and even the PIN number. The Trojan itself isn’t particularly advanced technically, it’s mostly just a social engineering attack. Symantec is reporting on a Trojan horse that mimics the Windows activation interface. What they are calling Trojan.Kardphisher doesn’t […]

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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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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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Writing Worms for Fun or Profit

0x00: 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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the Art of Virology 01h

In this part we will discuss the basic framework of a computer virus… The basics of a virus consists of two elementary procedures (others will tell you three). These are: a search routine a infection routine [anti-detection routines] The search routine This routine will have to be a more delicate one [but not hard to […]

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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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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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LiveJournal Advert Installs Malware

Seems like someone sneaked past the LiverJournal advertisers policy by only trying to infect Australian and European users. A certain advertiser (kpremium.com) – being sneaky and underhanded. It’s not LJ’s fault, LJ already disabled the advert from rotation. The ad itself is for a program that lets you download stuff – you know the sort […]

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