Browsing Category: Malware

GameOver Zeus Takedown Shows Good Early Returns

The effect of the takedown of the GameOver Zeus botnet this week has been immediate and significant. Researchers who track the activity of the peer-to-peer botnet’s activity say that the volume of packets being sent out by infected machines has dropped to almost zero.

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Soraya Malware Packs Form Grabbing, Memory Scraping Functionality

Malware capable of infecting point-of-sale devices once was a novelty, but it’s quickly becoming more common. Researchers at Arbor Networks have unearthed a new strain of PoS malware called Soraya that can scrape memory and has the ability to intercept information sent from Web forms, a specialty of the Zeus malware family. Soraya also has[...]

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FBI, European Authorities Go After GameOver Zeus Botnet

Categories: Government, Hacks, Malware, Scams

UPDATE–Law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States, including Europol and the FBI, ran a coordinated takedown of the  GameOver Zeus botnet on Friday, seizing servers and disrupting the botnet’s operation. Authorities say that the same botnet has been used to distribute the CryptoLocker ransomware and they’re now looking for a 30-year-old Russian whom[...]

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Zeus-Carberp Hybrid Trojan Pops Up

Categories: Malware, Web Security

UPDATE–Researchers have discovered a hybrid Trojan that combines elements of two of the more notorious crimeware strains of the last few years: Zeus and Carberp. It’s not uncommon for malware writers to steal bits and pieces of code from one another, but both Zeus and Carberp were once exclusively private tools, but the source code[...]

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ICS-CERT Confirms Public Utility Compromised Recently

Attackers recently compromised a utility in the United States through an Internet-connected system that gave the attackers access to the utility’s internal control system network. The utility, which has not been named, had remote access enabled on some of its Internet-connected hosts and the systems were only protected by simple passwords. Officials at the ICS-CERT,[...]

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