Kaspersky Lab anti-malware researchers Costin Raiu and Magnus Kalkuhl field questions on targeted attacks, how they work and how businesses can protect themselves.
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[img_assist|nid=5304|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Researchers have found evidence that attackers are exploiting the vulnerability in the Windows Help and Support Center that was at the center of so much controversy last week.
[img_assist|nid=5354|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The mass SQL injection attack that has been ongoing for a week or so now is designed mainly to steal credentials for online games and is quite well planned and organized, experts say.
[img_assist|nid=5342|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The developers of the open source IRC server UnrealIRCd have had to report that the file servers of the project were compromised several months ago and the IRC servers code, Unreal22.214.171.124.tar.gz was replaced by a version with a backdoor. The backdoor allows anyone to execute commands on the server running UnrealIRCd. Read the full article. [The H Security]
[img_assist|nid=5334|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]By Dmitry Bestuzhev The World Cup 2010 is the most popular event running right now. The cyber criminals are already taking advantage by sending spam leading to phishing sites, to spread malware and ID theft attacks. Today we found an interesting attack apparently not related to money.
French researchers have developed an automated
social engineering tool that uses a man-in-the middle attack and strikes
up online conversations with potential victims. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]
[img_assist|nid=5300|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]There’s a large-scale attack underway that is targeting Web servers running Microsoft’s IIS software, injecting the sites with a specific malicious script. The attack has compromised tens of thousands of sites already, experts say, and there’s no clear indication of who’s behind the campaign right now.
[img_assist|nid=5291|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]WordPress users whose websites are hosted on GoDaddy servers have been
targeted by fake AV peddlers yet again. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]
[img_assist|nid=5286|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Unsuspecting users looking for videos on recent events like the Gulf of
Mexico oil spill and the NBA playoffs are being directed to maliciously crafted websites with
videos that appear to be identical to YouTube postings. Read the full article. [InfoSecurity]
[img_assist|nid=5281|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The exploit that is being used in the attacks against the latest zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash is a modified version of a harmless SWF file that is only one byte different from the original file. Researchers have seen the exploit being used in active attacks against the vulnerability in Flash, which Adobe is set to patch tomorrow.