Browsing Category: Malware

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Latest Microsoft Malware Takedown Causes Waves in Security Community

Microsoft’s latest takedown of a malware operation, announced Monday and involving the infrastructure of several malware families, has, like many of the company’s actions, elicited strong opinions on both sides of the issue from security researchers, activists and others with a stake in the game

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Researchers Go Inside HackingTeam Mobile Malware, Command Infrastructure

Categories: Hacks, Malware, Mobile Security

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and Citizen Lab released a report today with extensive details on the HackingTeam’s controversial RCS spyware, in particular its extensive global command infrastructure and mobile malware.

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A Spam Trinity: Email Harvesters, Botmasters, Spammers

Categories: Malware

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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Ten Years Later, Cabir Worm’s Place in History is Unique

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[...]

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Dyreza Banker Trojan Seen Bypassing SSL

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[...]

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Attacks Against Space, Satellite Companies Linked to Second Chinese PLA Unit

Categories: Hacks, Malware

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.

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