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Symantec Identifies New Duqu Trojan Driver Variant

March 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Symantec reports the discovery of a previously unseen driver (mcd9×86.sys) for Duqu that was apparently compiled as recently as February of this year, giving reason to believe the malware is very much alive and kicking...

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Sophisticated New Zeus Variants Continue to Propagate

February 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Every peer in the botnet can act as a C&C server, while none of them really are one. Bots are now capable of downloading commands, configuration files, and executables from other bots - every compromised computer is capable of providing data to the other bots..."

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Stealth Code for New Mutation of PHP Bot Infector

February 21, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

I found a new mutation of a PHP bot infector, with zero percent detection by AV software. When I decoded the PHP backdoor I got 17 AV hits on it. This leads to the question about evasion techniques and how effective anti-virus applications are at doing code de-obfuscation...

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Waledac Spam Botnet Evolves into Password Sniffer

February 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers form Palo Alto Networks have detected a new variation of the briefly defeated Waledac spamming botnet, but this version is able to sniff out login credentials for several email protocols as well as files with the .dat extension related to BitCoin and FTP...

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Seventy-Five Million Unique Malware Samples in 2012

February 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Imagine your body being targeted by 75 million viruses. That is exactly what’s happening to your digital devices. Laptops, desktops, netbooks, notebooks, Macs, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids, and Symbian mobile phones are all being targeted...

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Symantec Identifies Polymorphic Android App Malware

February 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers at Symantec have identified a crafty Trojan targeting Android devices which slightly modifies its code every time the malware is downloaded, a called server-side polymorphism, which makes it more difficult to detect by signature-based antivirus software defenses...

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Report: Malware Creation Hit Record High in 2011

January 31, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The report attributes the increase to automation techniques being more widely used in the creation of malware variants - slightly altered signatures developed to foil anti-malware detection software. The report notes a sharp increase in the proliferation of Trojans...

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Zeus Trojan Variants Infesting More Websites

February 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Security firm Trusteer reports that a recent survey has revealed that an increasing number of websites are now known to host Zeus variants. The report also shows that a growing number of networks are hosting command and control operations for Zeus-based botnets...

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