Tag Archives: Malware

Angry Birds Space Trojan & Drive-by Android

Source: F-Secure In this article “On Monday, we released our Mobile Threat Report for Q1, and in that report we mention there’s a growing number of mobile trojans that “deliver on their promises”. What do we mean by that? Well, in the past, mobile malware often offered something such as “free” mobile web services as bait, but then, during… Read More »

Android malware used to mask online fraud, says expert

Source: Computerworld by Gregg Keizer In this article “Android malware being automatically distributed from hacked websites looks like it’s being used to mask online purchases, and could be part of a fraud gang’s new push into mobile, researchers said today. “The malware essentially turns your Android phone into a tunnel that can bounce network traffic off your phone,” said… Read More »

Active fake AV spam campaigns hit Twitter

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “wo distinct malicious spam campaigns are currently targeting Twitter users and taking them to compromised sites serving rogue AV and scareware software, warns GFI. The messages are short (“a must see LINK”, “young girls are waiting LINK”) and are spewed from bot and compromised accounts. Both contain links to a .tk domain.”

Bogus “Account limit exceeded” emails targeting Yahoo users

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “Fake Yahoo email notifications are hitting inboxes and urging users to verify their account because it has “exceeded its limit”, Hoax-Slayerwarns. The message is accompanied by a veiled threat of account suspension within 24 hours aimed at making users panic and raise the likelihood of them following the… Read More »

Trojan:W32/Ransomcrypt

Source: F-Secure.com In this article “We are receiving reports of a ransom trojan, it’s been circulating during the last two days. When first run on the system, the ransomware will iterate all folders on the system. Every document, image, and shortcut (.lnk) file found will be encrypted and appended with an extension of .EnCiPhErEd. In each folder it… Read More »