Browsing Category: Malware

Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2227|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]If you think the spam problem is bad right now — and it is, with more than 90 percent of email consisting of spam — the good news is it’s not going to get worse. The bad news is it’s going to get much worse.

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[img_assist|nid=2220|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A rogue anti-malware product called DefenceLab redirects infected PCs
to Microsoft’s Support portal, but modifies the HTML content as it
returns so as to appear as if Microsoft is endorsing the worthless
software. Read the full article. [The Register]

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[img_assist|nid=2206|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=80|height=136]Botnets – apart from inundating out inboxes with spam – can also be
used for ulterior purposes such as executing DDoS attacks or hosting
websites, so understanding the “modus operandi” and size behind the
well-known names is a good idea; Here’s a top ten botnet list. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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Categories: Data Breaches, Malware

[img_assist|nid=2204|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Security researchers have intercepted a new variant of the Zeus crimeware using Amazon’s EC2 services to command and control the botnet. The cybercriminals appear to be using Amazon’s RDS managed database hosting service as a backend alternative in case they lose access to the original domain, which would result in the complete loss of access to the compromised financial data obtained from the infected hosts.  Read the full story [ZDNet]

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[img_assist|nid=2203|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=130|height=76]Admitted TJX intruder Albert Gonzalez has entered into a plea agreement
on charges that he hacked into Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford
Brothers, 7-Eleven and two other unnamed national retailers. Read the full article. [Wired]

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[img_assist|nid=2200|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]An electronics testing firm in Louisiana is suing its bank, Capital One,
alleging that the financial institution was negligent when it failed to
stop hackers from transferring nearly $100,000 out of its account
earlier this year. Read the full article. [Washington Post] 

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