Tag Archives: Malware

Big brands utilized in malware distribution

Source: Help Net Security In this article “Commtouch security analysts have seen substantial continued blending of big brand names with malware. Researchers named the following top seven brands that were abused in various third-party email attacks: Amazon – Order confirmation emails that didn’t describe the order, but only the balance AT&T Wireless – Wireless bill summaries mentioned large account balances… Read More »

Microsoft urges death of Windows gadgets as researchers plan disclosures

Source: Computerworld by Gregg Keizer In this article “Just two weeks before researchers are to disclose bugs in Windows “gadgets” at Black Hat, Microsoft acknowledged unspecified security vulnerabilities in the small pieces of software supported by Vista and Windows 7. To deal with the vulnerabilities, Microsoft has provided a way to cripple all gadgets and disable the “sidebar” engine… Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most dangerous player in cyberspace

Source: Help Net Security In this article “Increasingly, cybercriminals are exploiting the names of popular sports stars and celebrities to attract people to sites that actually conceal malicious software. Anyone looking for the latest videos or images may end up with a computer loaded with malware instead of the content they actually want. McAfee researchers have analyzed the… Read More »

Fake Amex ID verification email leads to malware

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “A bogus American Express account ID verification email is currently doing rounds, trying to trick users into following the offered links:”

Cross-browser worm spreads via Facebook, security experts warn

Source: Computerworld by Lucian Constantin In this article “Malware writers have used Crossrider, a cross-browser extension development framework, to build a click-fraud worm that spreads on Facebook, security researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab said on Monday. Crossrider is a legitimate Javascript framework that implements a unified API (application programming interface) for building Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet… Read More »