Tag Archives: Malware

Malware surpassed 75 million samples in 2011

Source: Help Net Security In this article “McAfee released its latest threats report, revealing that malware surpassed the company’s estimate of 75 million unique malware samples last year. Although the release of new malware slowed in Q4, mobile malware continued to increase and recorded its busiest year to date. “The threat landscape continued to evolve in 2011, and… Read More »

500 Malware Networks Available To Launch Attacks

Source: Information Week by  Mathew J. Schwartz In this article “Roughly two-thirds of online attacks that use some form of bait–spam emails, phishing attacks, fake downloadable movies–will this year originate from about 500 known malware delivery networks. That prediction comes from a new report from security vendor Blue Coat Systems, which builds hardware proxy devices. According to Blue Coat, the question… Read More »

Google reveals Android malware ‘Bouncer,’ scans all apps

Source: Computerworld by Gregg Keizer Always good to know that measures are being put in place to help manage the spread of malware in the smartphone market. In this article “Google yesterday unveiled an automated system that scans Android apps for potential malware or unauthorized behavior, a move critics have long called the company to make. The scanning service,… Read More »

Phoenix Exploit Kit 2.0

Source: M86 Security Labs by Daniel Chechik This article gives some insight on the Phoenix Exploit Kit 2.0. This is the kit being used in the last few days in an attack that uses some compromised WordPress based sites.

How the WordPress Site Based Attacks are Perpetrated

Source: Websense Some additional details on the attacks taking place in the past few days using several WordPress based sites. This attack is being done using the Phoenix Exploit kit. “The Websense® ThreatSeeker® Network has been tracking an ongoing malicious email campaign in which a recipient is asked to click a link to check a bill mistakenly received by another… Read More »