New ransomware has been dubbed Onion by researchers at Kaspersky Lab as its creators use command and control servers hidden in the Tor Network (a/k/a The Onion Router) to obscure their malicious activity.
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The newest version of Mozilla Firefox includes an improved defense against malware downloaded through the browser, which could prevent many kinds of infections.
Despite FBI claims that CryptoLocker was neutralized in the GameOver Zeus botnet takedown, a researcher says that the ransomware is alive and evolving new variants.
There’s a new kid on the crypto ransomware block, known as Critroni, that’s been sold in underground forums for the last month or so and is now being dropped by the Angler exploit kit. The ransomware includes a number of unusual features and researchers say it’s the first crypto ransomware seen using the Tor network for command and control.
The new SSL Black List is a public list of certificates associated with a variety of malicious operations, including botnets, malware campaigns and banking Trojans.
Researchers have spotted a new banking Trojan advertised for sale on Russian forums. Kronos promises features that help it evade detection and analysis, such as a Ring3 rootkit.
Active for about five years, a campaign in which attackers have pilfered victims’ credentials from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox and Skype, was recently revealed.
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[...]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other NGOs have published a guide with advice on secure communication, DDoS and malware mitigation and more for activists, journalists and others targeted for surveillance.
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[...]