Tag Archives: Malware

Hackers ramp up attacks against Tibetan activists

Source: Computerworld by Lucian Constantin And then the Chinese people get surprise when they get a taste of their own remedy! In this article “Hackers are ramping up their attacks against Tibetan activists and are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to deliver malware, according to researchers from security firms FireEye and Trend Micro. In the last few of months, several… Read More »

New Ice malware attacking Facebook users

Source: Help Net Security So… how many times you’re going to have to tell people to NEVER give their personal information away on the web before they actually stop doing it?!? In this article “Trusteer researchers have discovered a new configuration of the Ice IX malware that attacks Facebook users after they have logged in to their account… Read More »

‘Fileless’ malware installs into RAM

Source: The Register by Simon Sharwood An interesting type of malware uncovered by the Kaspersky Labs. In this article “Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have found malware which, unusually, does not install any files on its victims PCs. The researchers aren’t quite sure how unusual it is, describing it as both “unique” and “very rare”, but no matter how scarce this… Read More »

Fake AV: .ru sites used for redirections

Source: Zscaler Research In this article “This past month, I’ve seen an increase in hijacked sites redirecting to a Fake AV page. These attacks typically involves three separate phases: The hijacked website redirects users coming from a Google search to an external domain. A website redirects users to the Fake AV page or to a harmless site (mostly bing.com andgoogle.com) depending upon… Read More »

New password-snatching Mac Trojan spreading in the wild

Source: The Register by John Leyden In this article “Security watchers warned on Friday that a new variant of a Mac-specific password-snatching Trojan horse is spreading in the wild. Flashback-G initially attempts to install itself via one of two Java vulnerabilities. Failing that, the malicious applet displays a self-signed certificate (claiming to be from Apple) in the hope users… Read More »