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Pirated ‘Watch Dogs’ Game Made A Bitcoin Mining Botnet

Pretty smart idea this one, we wrote about Yahoo! spreading Bitcoin mining malware back in January, but we haven’t really seen any of that type of activity since then. But this, this is a much better target audience – gamers with high powered GPUs! Especially as this is one of most hyped ‘next-gen’ games for […]

Topic: Malware

Email Worm Spreading Like Wildfire – W32.Imsolk/VBMania Variant

Oh this is a throw back to the 90s, a self-replicating e-mail worm based around a malicious screensaver (.scr) that sends itself to everyone in your address book. It seems this one is spreading fast though with hundreds of thousands of infections. Reminds of the heydays of ILOVEYOU and Anna Kournikova. A fast-moving email worm […]

Topic: Malware

Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Bot Network For Hire

Another botnet herder bites the dust, the latest news in the malware arena is about David Anthony Edwards from Texas who has admitted he and his accomplice had offered tailor made malware and DDoS attacks for rent. 22,000 zombies is a reasonable number of bots for a herder to control on their own, and assuming […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware

Energizer Duo USB Battery Charger Software Has Backdoor Trojan

There has been a number of interested stories lately especially related to hardware, the latest doing the rounds is this one where a seemingly innocuous USB battery charger has been installing some nasty remote control software onto users systems. The charger at fault is the Energizer Duo USB Battery Charger, you’re only at risk if […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Malware

Brittany Murphy Dies & Scareware Scammers Strike

It seems to be a trend now, whenever someone famous dies some kind of malware or phishing scam will pop up playing on their death with the usual social engineering aspect. The most memorable one recently of course was the passing of The King of Pop – Michael Jackson The latest one is Brittany Murphy […]

Topic: Malware, Social Engineering, Spammers & Scammers

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