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New Botnet Malware Spreading SQL Injection Attack Tool

Now this is an interesting turn of events, the Asprox botnet malware is being used to spread SQL Injection tools rather than sending out phishing e-mails as before. It seems to install quite stealthily as well disguising itself as a Windows Service with a fairly convincing file name. It’s certainly interesting to see the evolution […]

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AV Firms Split Over Defcon Contest

Now this is a pretty interesting contest from the guys at Defcon, antivirus evasion! It’s a question that gets asked a LOT…how do I avoid AV? There are various ways to do it and I’ll be interested to see which are used in the contest, the most elegant solutions of course get better prizes. Security […]

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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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Hacked Embassy Websites Delivering Malware

It seems like malware pushers have found another avenue to delivery their payloads, Embassy websites. Which makes sense as they are probably not maintained well nor updated often meaning the chance they are easily compromised is quite high. Plus a lot probably use off the shelf CMS software, which when not updated is a playground […]

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New Rootkits Infecting the MBR

Ah I remember some of the nastiest viruses back in the day attaching themselves in the MBR (Master Boot Record) rendering most anti-virus software useless (as it sits on top of the OS). Now it seems MBR infection is back in fashion for a new age of rootkits. Security mavens have uncovered a new class […]

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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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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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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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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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