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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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[...]
The botnet particularly targeted poorly implemented remote desktop protocol setups that were storing payment card information.
Europol announced today that it, along with international law enforcement and industry partners, conducted a successful takedown of the infrastructure supporting the Shylock banking malware.
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[...]
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
A China-linked hacker group known as Deep Panda has compromised a number of national security think tanks seeking information on U.S. policy in Iraq.
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[...]
Less than a week after Microsoft seized nearly two dozen domains owned by a small hosting provider as part of a takedown of a malware operation, all of those domains are back in the control of the provider, No-IP.