Tag Archive | "viruses"


05 January 2012 | 16,814 views

Ramnit Worm Stealing Facebook Account Passwords, E-mail Address & Bank Details

Oh look, another Facebook worm – this one seems pretty nasty and as usual it’s going for Facebook access details and then diving into banking credentials if it can find them. It’s mostly targeted at the UK though, worms of these type usually are geographically limited as they are targeting bank information – it’s better [...]

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20 April 2010 | 5,479 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 | 5,025 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 | 6,587 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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05 November 2009 | 10,983 views

Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against Malware

There have been a few stories about Windows 7, even one about Windows 7 UAC before and now it’s officially on sale I’d expect there to be many more. As always malware and mass infections is a numbers game so the bad guys will always target the most popular and prolific operating systems to increase [...]

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28 October 2009 | 6,288 views

Facebook E-mail Spam Conceals Malware Attack

Facebook has had a fair share of problems, being a large community of course it’s going to be a ripe target for spammers, scammers and malware distributors. The latest to hit is a spam e-mail claiming to be from the Facebook team that actually spreads a nasty piece of malware called Bredolab. It’s also been [...]

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16 July 2009 | 11,307 views

Chinese Company Shares Huge Malware Database

We need more companies like this that acknowledge hoarding data isn’t doing anything for the greater good, to really stamp out the core problems you have to share the data you’ve correlated across the World so everyone can put together what they have and do something about it. It seems like with China pumping out [...]

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29 June 2009 | 25,510 views

Michael Jackon Spam/Malware – RIP The King Of Pop

For people of my age and generation and I’d guess for most readers of Darknet, Michael Jackson would have had a great influence on our lives. The biggest news last week was most certainly his death, as usual the bad guys were extremely quick to capitalize on this and were sending out spam within hours [...]

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24 June 2009 | 10,065 views

Twitter Hack Spreads P*rn Trojan

I had a spam tweet appear in my stream a while back and like Guy Kawasaki I also had absolutely no idea where it came from. Perhaps some kinda XSS flaw in Twitter when I visited a site that spawned the message (in a hidden iframe perhaps). It wouldn’t be the first time Twitter was [...]

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16 June 2009 | 10,191 views

Massive Malware Outbreak Infects 30,000 Websites

This looks like a fairly complex infection mechanism combining exploiting websites, injecting JavaScript code then attempted exploitation of host machines and failing that prompting a download for some fake malware. The way they have it all setup is pretty clever too hiding behind common technologies so their infections don’t look out of place. An obfuscated [...]

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