Tag Archive | "viruses"


21 April 2009 | 8,647 views

Hacker Develops Tool To Hide Malware in .NET Framework

Once again something is wrong with part of the Microsoft suite of software and once again they are denying it’s anything to do with them. This time a researcher has developed a rootkit style infection tool aimed at the .Net framework. Most modern computers come with .Net of some description installed so this could be [...]

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10 April 2009 | 9,432 views

Conficker Finally Awakes & Dumps Payload

So it seems something big was brewing with Conficker, they just didn’t want to do what everyone expected and unleash it on April 1st when all eyes were on them. Smart move really, they kept quiet and waited a week or so after before dropping some fairly serious and complex payloads (encrypted rootkits). It seems [...]

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06 April 2009 | 9,555 views

How to Scan for Conficker Worm

A bit of an update to the conficker worm that is supposedly scheduled for new updates and instructions today wednesday 1st. April 2009 and that nobody except for the bad guys knows what those instructions would be. Fyodor has rolled out a new nmap beta release to the nmap scripting engine that enables it to [...]

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02 April 2009 | 7,848 views

Conficker Day – April 1st – Uneventful

So the big Conficker scare of April 1st has passed without any real events, no major sites taken down, no major online terror campaigns spawned. Just a new more sophisticated, harder to stop version of Conficker updating from a longer list of domains. It seems like this malware might be here to stay and infecting [...]

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13 February 2009 | 5,186 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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19 January 2009 | 10,003 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 | 5,218 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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23 June 2008 | 6,698 views

Botmaster Robert Matthew Bentley AKA LSDigital Sentenced

Another one bites the dust with another reasonably hefty sentence, this time a botherder or botnet master. Just under 4 years and a big chunk of change as a fine, I guess he probably has plenty of cash stashed somewhere though. These guys can really rake it in with their mass infectors of doom. A [...]

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12 June 2008 | 9,694 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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10 June 2008 | 12,716 views

Virus Variant Extorts You by Encrypting Your Files

Malware authors are getting sneaky again, in the latest turn of events they have started encrypting your files and holding them at ransom! You have to pay up to get the ‘decryptor’ and get access to your files again. This is pretty dangerous…and cunning too. It’s not easily broken either, they are using RSA 1024-bit [...]

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