Browsing Author: Dennis Fisher

Possible New Version of GameOver Zeus Malware Emerges

Categories: Malware, Web Security

It’s only been a little more than a month since the FBI and Europol took down the GameOver Zeus botnet, taking control of its command-and-control infrastructure and effectively cutting off the malware’s head. But researchers say that there are some indications that a new strain of the malware may already be active again. GameOver Zeus[...]

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Tinba Banker Trojan Source Code Leaked

Categories: Malware, Web Security

The source code for Tinba, known as the smallest banker Trojan in circulation, has been posted on an underground forum. Researchers say that the files turned out to be the source code for version one of Tinba, which was identified in 2012, and is the original, privately sold version of the crimeware kit. Tinba performs many[...]

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Google Constrains India CCA Root Cert in Wake of Bad Google and Yahoo Certificates Appearing

The Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities said that the certificate-issuance process for the National Informatics Centre of India, which issued several fraudulent certificates recently, which were blocked by Google, has been compromised and Google has decided to constrain India CCA’s root certificate to a handful of domains in a future Chrome release. Google’s security team[...]

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Microsoft Settles With No-IP Over Malware Takedown

Categories: Malware, Microsoft

It’s been a weird couple of weeks for Microsoft. On June 30 the company announced its latest malware takedown operation, which included a civil law suit against Vitalwerks, a small Nevada hosting provider, and the seizure of nearly two dozen domains the company owned. Now, 10 days later, Microsoft has not only returned all of the seized[...]

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DHS Releases Hundreds of Documents on Wrong Aurora Project

In response to a FOIA request for information about the Operation Aurora attack on Google the Department of Homeland Security released hundreds of pages of documents related not to that attack campaign, but to the Aurora project run at Idaho National Lab years earlier

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DNI, Justice Department Deny Targeting Americans for Surveillance Based on Religion, Politics

The Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice have denied a report based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden that United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies conduct surveillance of Americans based on their ethnicity, religious affiliation or political stances.

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Phishers Use Luis Suarez Bite as Bait

The World Cup is the most popular sporting event on the planet, and not just among sports fans; attackers and scammers of all stripes love it as well, as it presents a unique opportunity to separate victims from their money. Phishing and malware scams tied to the World Cup in Brazil have been running rampant[...]

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