Israeli security company CommTouch warns that e-mail messages purporting to share news about the marathon explosions could have a sinister hidden purpose.
Spammers, hackers, and general Internet no-goodniks have hit a new low, according to Israeli web security company CommTouch. “In the wake of the tragedy in Boston, hackers are sending out e-mails designed to prey on the worries of people whose loved ones may have been caught up in the bombings, or who are following the breaking news.”
Group-IB has found a new kind of malware, targeting the stock brocking application QUIK. It was detected during several targeted attacks starting in November 2012 where the cybercriminals started to gather detailed information on the respective owner accounts.
Microsoft malware protection center discovered a malware a trojan downloader, and is capable of deleting its downloaded component files in a way that makes them essentially unrecoverable.
The threat detected as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Nemim.gen!A.
McAfee has uncovered a new cyber campaign sending out malicious spam messages pretending to come from high-profile companies such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
The security firm reported uncovering a new automated spam campaign using the Blackhole exploit kit in a blog post on Thursday.
As American continues to consider legislation for improving cybersecurity, the actions of other Western nations may (or may not) be of influence and interest. I recently received a management summary of the proposed German IT security legislation being drafted by the government. [In Germany, more so than in the US, government proposals come from the executive and are likely to be adopted by the parliament.]. Naturally, the base text is in German, but this English language summary is quite informative and reflects a much more regulatory approach than many in America are con
Your Photos? LOL - if you see this message with a link on it. Don't click it as it will install the Dorifel virus. It seems that the Dorifel virus is spreading via social media. The virus has been spotted in Facebook Chat messages. It looks like that the persons behind Dorifel have found a way to spread automated messages via Facebook to Facebook persons that are unaware of the risk of clicking on malicious links.
The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that there are plenty of scam artists and cybercriminals that want your money.
The tax collection agency issued its "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams that it says peak at this time of year and include:
Trojan Horse BKDR_GODIN.A. malware drops and opens non-malicious document files to hide its backdoor routines.This backdoor compromises system security when user connects to certain URL's to send/receive commands like sending and receiving emails.
Cisco's 2013 Annual Security report has revealed that websites that appear to be safe-looking can have more dangerous malware links than what most people believe. The real bombshell was that pornography websites are often times a lot safer than ecommerce or search engine sites.
Hundreds of thousands of bogus malware-laden emails purportedly from Westpac were sent to Australians on Thursday, in what a security firm says is the fastest spreading email it can remember.
The malware emails were first identified at 9.30 on Thursday morning and security firm MailGuard said at 3.30pm it had blocked 318,000 going to clients' inboxes.