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Multi-stage Malware: A New Approach

blueback1010101.gif Digital World Blue - CopyA new malware exploit kit (a packaged malware designed to be purchased and used by cyber criminals) has been discovered that uses a new tactic to avoid discovery by anti-malware tools. The usual drive-by exploit kits inject the user’s computer upon visiting a malicious Internet website. This one, called “g01pack”, uses two stages of activity to perform the injection and subsequent infection. Continue reading

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Beware: “Your Photos” Email

Atsign dollarsignsA recent NakedSecurity.Sophos.com article reports that a vicious “malware attack has been spammed out widely via email to Internet users, posing as a message about photos.”

The attack’s payload is the Blackhole exploit kit, a vicious and self-protecting malware controller which injects the following malware onto computers:

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ZeuS Banking Trojan Now In Rootkit Form

Security Trojan HorseThe ZeuS banking Trojan has been around for a while now, but it’s popularity among cyber criminals is still high. It’s now being offered for sale to cybercriminals in rootkit form at very low prices. Continue reading

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Why Is The Arrested Zeus Author Smiling?

Capture of Zeus AuthorAccording to an article in the Hacker News.com, the author and mastermind of the Zeus Botnet has been arrested in Thailand. Despite his arrest, the criminal smiled throughout the Thai Police press conference.

The Zeus Botnet is one of the most lucrative botnets ever. It infects victim’s computers and steals banking account numbers, passwords, and other such information and then using the Internet, it wires the money in your account to a bank account in Eastern Europe controlled by the botnet owner. Continue reading

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Been Attacked Online Yet?

Abstract Fantasy Pink world mapHave you been attacked online yet? If not, there’s a good probability you will be. A Kaspersky Lab in-depth analysis of cybercrime in North America and Western Europe has been conducted on data from the first six months of 2012. And their findings are staggering. Kaspersky “found that the computers of 33.4% of Internet users in Western Europe and North America were attacked at least once while browsing the web.” That’s one in every three computer users who use the Internet get attacked by some form of malware. Incredible! Continue reading

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Beware: Microsoft Services Agreement Email Scam

HackersThere is a new phishing scam going on right now that poses as a Microsoft email to their customers with the subject Important Changes to Microsoft Services Agreement. It looks exactly like a legitimate Microsoft email message, which is typical of some of the best phishing attempts. If you’ve gotten one of these, or get one in the future, don’t click on any of the links in the email, and delete it. In fact, I wouldn’t even open it up…delete it. Continue reading

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Blackhole Malware: Rents Cheap, Works Well

Binary Code pink goldBlackhole is not a scientific phenomena in this case—it’s the latest high-tech Internet-based malware computer exploit kit (malware for sale/rent). In fact, it rents for so low a price that I expect this malware exploit kit will multiply at a high rate of speed in the very near future. Continue reading

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