Google is making a small, but potentially important, change to the way that Gmail handles some special characters in messages as a way to defeat a common tactic used by spammers to confuse recipients and trick them into opening emails.
Browsing Category: Malware
Embedded device security emerged as front page news during the recently wrapped up Black Hat and DEF CON events.
LAS VEGAS–The takedown of the GameOver Zeus malware operation in June got more than its share of attention, but it was the concurrent demolition of the CryptoLocker ransomware infrastructure that may prove to have been the most important part of the operation. That outcome was the culmination of months of behind the scenes work by[…]
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have cracked the means by which the Turla APT campaign compromises its victims, using a precursor called Epic.
In this special edition of the Digital Underground Podcast, Dennis Fisher interviews fellow Threatpost editor Mike Mimoso and also Threatpost reporter Brian Donohue about the Black Hat security conference, which begins this week in Las Vegas. Topics of discussion include Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hacking automobiles, Jeff Forristal’s briefing on what promises to be a devastating Android vulnerability, why it’s dumb to host Black Hat in Las Vegas in the dead of summer, and more.
The IcoScript remote access Trojan evades network detection by communicating via Yahoo Mail.
A new variant of the Citadel banking Trojan has been discovered where the attackers are using Windows remote shell commands to be enable Remote Desktop Protocol access, even if the malware is discovered and removed.
A new breed of point-of-sale malware has been found in several recent attacks, and experts say that the tool, known as Backoff, has extensive data stealing and exfiltration capabilities, including keylogging, memory scraping and injection into running processes.
A new variant of the GameOver Zeus malware has been spotted with a new domain generation algorithm that now generates 1,000 new domains daily.
A new analysis of a long-term APT campaign targeting manufacturers, industrial, pharmaceutical, construction and IT companies in several countries has uncovered fresh details of the attack, including identification of nearly 3,000 victims and the unmasking of the command-and-control infrastructure.