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One-Third of All Malware in Existence Appeared in 2010

January 13, 2011

One-Third of All Malware in Existence Appeared in 2010: “‘More than a third of all malware that has ever existed was created by criminal gangs in 2010 alone according to the latest PandaLabs Annual Report.

To be precise, the company found that 34 percent of all existing malware has been concocted by cybercriminals in the last year, banishing forever the image of the disgruntled geek creating viruses in his bedsit.’

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(Via .:[ Layered Security ]:..)

Infected PC Compromises Pentagon Credit Union

January 12, 2011

Infected PC Compromises Pentagon Credit Union: “

The credit union used by members of the U.S. armed forces and their families has admitted that a laptop infected with malware was used to access a database containing the personal and financial information of customers.

 

(Via threatpost – The First Stop for Security News.)

Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads | InSecurity Complex – CNET News

March 23, 2010

Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads | InSecurity Complex – CNET News: ”

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These charts show incidences of malware distributed by a number of ad delivery platforms over a six-day period last month that were detected by Avast. Yahoo and Fox have the highest counts.
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Malware that exploits holes in popular applications is being delivered by big ad delivery platforms including those run by Yahoo, Fox, and Google, according to Prague-based antivirus firm Avast.
Viruses and other malware were found to be lurking in ads last year on high-profile sites like The New York Times and conservative news aggregator Drudge Report.com, and this year on Drudge, TechCrunch and WhitePage”

(Via .)

Computer forensics tool for banks aims to trace Trojans

March 23, 2010

Computer forensics tool for banks aims to trace Trojans: “Computer forensics tool for banks aims to trace Trojans”

(Via The Register – Security.)

The Truth About Two Malware Families Related to Operation Aurora

March 23, 2010

The Truth About Two Malware Families Related to Operation Aurora: “The Truth About Two Malware Families Related to Operation Aurora”

(Via The Day Before Zero.)

Zeus spreading through drive-by download

December 1, 2009

Zeus spreading through drive-by download

Angela Moscaritolo

November 30 2009

Updated Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at 10:47 a.m. EST

The notorious information-stealing Zeus trojan is currently spreading via drive-by download, said security researchers at IT management software and solutions vendor CA.

Those behind Zeus, or Zbot, recently began circulating spam claiming to come from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), requesting users submit a “tax refund request form” by clicking on a link that is provided. 

Clicking takes victims to a website that attempts to perform a drive-by download, meaning users do not need to take any further action to be infected, Don Debolt, director of threat research at CA, told SCMagazineUS.com on Monday.

Zeus: Same Criminal, New Spam Infrastructure

November 30, 2009

CyberCrime & Doing Time: Zeus: Same Criminal, New Spam Infrastructure: ”
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
Zeus: Same Criminal, New Spam Infrastructure
Last week, one of the most long-lived malware spam delivery systems, which the anti-phishing community knew as ‘Avalanche’ went off-line. After sending spam almost non-stop for many months, no spam at all has been received from the ‘Avalanche’ group, which has been used since June to deliver a variety of Zeus or Zbot infectors, including scams pretending to be MySpace, Facebook, the FDIC, the IRS, NACHA, a Microsoft Outlook Update, and other scams.

Last night a new spam campaign began using a new scam to spread malware. A sample of the email looks like this:
We recorded a payment request from ‘Amy’s Kitchen’ to enable the charge of $94.71 on your account.

The payment is pending for the moment.

If you made this transaction or if you just authorize this payment, please ignore or remove this email message. The transaction will be shown o”

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Gumblar is back with a vengeance

November 19, 2009

Posted on 18.11.2009

Gumblar is back with a vengeance

ScanSafe reported that 29% of all Web malware blocks in October 2009 were the result of Gumblar. This series of website compromises, collectively dubbed "Gumblar" takes a multi-pronged approach, installing traffic sniffers and backdoors on Web surfers’ PCs and then using stolen FTP credentials to compromise and backdoor websites.

A new Trojan horse for Mac OS X? | Graham Cluley’s blog

November 18, 2009

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A new Trojan horse for Mac OS X?

As Numaan points out on the SophosLabs blog, a ‘new’ Trojan horse for the Apple Mac OS X operating system has been discussed in the security community for the last few days.

For instance,

Trend Micro: New Malware Threatens Mac Users
Intego: Intego Issues Security Memo about New Variant of RSPlug Trojan Horse
SecuriTeam: OS X malware family has a new member: OSX.Lamzev.A
The Trojan horse is closely related to the OSX/RSPlug Trojan horse for Mac OS X that we have seen being distributed in the wild since November 2”

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Computer Trojan Helped Expose Secret Syrian Nuclear Reactor – Which was subsequently bombed by Israel in September 2007 – Softpedia

November 12, 2009

Computer Trojan Helped Expose Secret Syrian Nuclear Reactor – Which was subsequently bombed by Israel in September 2007 – Softpedia: ”

Computer Trojan Helped Expose Secret Syria”