Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara and Aachen University in Germany examined the relationship between spammers, botmasters and email harvesters in order to improve antispam systems.
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The Asprox botnet has evolved to include APT characteristics that help it evade detection by security software.
It’s difficult to remember now–and seems quaint even if you can recall it–but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when industry analysts and security experts were worried about the coming mobile malware apocalypse. Self-replicating malware would soon be flooding our phones, deleting our coveted ringtones and preventing us all from playing Snake. Mobile phones[...]
Banker Trojans have proven to be reliable and effective tools for attackers interested in quietly stealing large amounts of money from unwitting victims. Zeus, Carberp and many others have made piles of money for their creators and the attackers who use them, and researchers have been looking at a newer banker Trojan that has the[...]
Espionage attacks against aerospace and satellite companies in the U.S. and Europe have been linked to a Chinese People’s Liberation Army unit, security company Crowdstrike said.
A new banking Trojan called Pandemiya is for sale in hacker forums. The malware took a year to write from scratch, RSA Security said, in order to avoid detection and analysis.
The RIG Exploit Kit is using malvertising to infect victims with Cryptowall ransomware, including one tiny New Hampshire town that proved backup is king when confronting ransomware.
A phishing campaign has been detected that sends victims Dropbox links leading to a .zip file hosting the Zeus banking Trojan.
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.
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[...]