Items Tagged with "malware"


Malware from Russia on the Increase

July 09, 2010 Added by:Simon Heron

At the beginning of May, PROXIEZ-NET – which was notoriously used by criminal gangs – was taken down by the authorities. Shutting down the site will inconvenience the criminals for a short period – but the financial gains to be made in criminal activity online are sufficient that they will find a way of getting back up and running...

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Justifying the unjustifiable in a world criminal

June 25, 2010 Added by:Jorge Mieres

As many readers know, since we have been researching MalwareIntelligence direct implications of all this new generation of malicious code and criminal activity that daily feed back the business of crimeware. Under this premise, the researchers focused their efforts on trying to reveal the different branches that are entangled with each other in a tangle of illegal actions aimed mainly to get money...

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Google: Scareware is a Big Hit

May 19, 2010 Added by:Simon Heron

Google has analysed 240 million web pages over a 13 month period and discovered that fake anti-virus programs account for 15 per cent of malicious software, according to a report by the BBC.

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Organizations are Not Managing People and Awareness Ongoing…Do you Know Who is?

May 18, 2010 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

A few weeks ago, security vendor McAfee caused widespread concern when it revealed that a problem with its antivirus product caused some Windows XP systems to crash. Cyber criminals.  By utilizing advanced blackhat search engine optimization techniques, criminals were able to ensure that their malicious web pages were returned first in a search for information regarding McAfee.

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Trust but verify...

March 08, 2010 Added by:Jason Remillard

Very interestingly enough, in the past five or six days we have been detecting ad networks including Google Adsense, Adultadwords, and Adbrite allowing malware-laden ads on their networks.  We are not the only ones who have identified this issue, check out the following links for more information about them:

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How Twitter spam steals from Google, Yahoo!

March 06, 2010 Added by:Chester Wisniewski

Scammers have been devising ways to ride on someone else's coattails since the dawn of time. With every new technology they find another way to make money from nothing. Today I am going to highlight a method that involves Twitter, Yahoo!, and Google AdSense.

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New Data Breach Report: Malicious Attacks Doubled in 2009

January 25, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The number of malicious or criminal attack-related breaches was 24 percent — double the 12 percent of the 2009 study. “They are the most costly, and the types of attacks we found included botnet attacks and data-stealing malware,” Ponemon says. “There is more to worry about because I see this as a growing category. This number of criminal attacks will continue to increase i...

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O Botnet, Where Art Thou?

December 17, 2009 Added by:Bill Wildprett, CISSP, CISA

Yes, like an Odyssey worthy of Homer or a George Clooney movie, the saga of the Conficker botnet continues.  The Most Excellent folks at Shadowserver have posted an update today.

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Why Regular Malware Scanning is important for your customers...

December 15, 2009 Added by:Jason Remillard

The path to website security is littered with good intensions of course, however, the intensions need a revamp in order to prove good.  In this case, the good ol' days of giving your clients an ssl cert, a simple firewall on there server are NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

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Malware rebounds as cause of data loss

December 04, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security survey identified a number of shifts in significant cybersecurity threats this year. Malware infections jumped to 64% from 50%, reversing a dip in the number of companies experiencing malware infections that started in 2005. That year, the figure was 74%.

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Spammers Feasting on the East

October 13, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

In India, Diwali or the ‘Festival of Lights’ is round the corner. As the D-day draws closer, Indians are flocking to malls and travel operators to shop and make reservations for the up-coming holidays. At this juncture, Symantec has released an advisory warning users against emails that offer discounts, holiday deals and other enticing subject lines which feature the word Diwali.

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Preventative Measures for Drive-by Malware

October 12, 2009 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

This article identifies preventative measures that both end users and web site managers can implement to protect all concerned from the dangers of drive-by malware.

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