Tag Archives: Trojans

Flame and Stuxnet Cousin Targets Lebanese Bank Customers, Carries Mysterious Payload

Source: Wired by KIM ZETTER In this article “A newly uncovered espionage tool, apparently designed by the same people behind the state-sponsored Flame malware that infiltrated machines in Iran, has been found infecting systems in other countries in the Middle East, according to researchers. The malware, which steals system information but also has a mysterious payload that could be destructive against… Read More »

Fake AT&T email Installs Malware

Source: Websense In this article “Websense® ThreatSeeker® Network detected a massive phishing campaign targeting AT&T customers. More than 200,000 fake emails are masquerading as billing information from the giant American communication services provider. Each message claims that there is a bill of a few hundreds US dollars. In itself, the amount of money could be big enough to raise suspicion in most of us. Also, it… Read More »

New Mac Trojan hints at ties to high-priced commercial hacking toolkit

Source: Computerworld by Gregg Keizer In this article “French security firm Intego discovered a new Mac Trojan horse this week that is being used to target specific individuals. The Trojan, dubbed “Crisis” by Intego — a Mac-only antivirus developer — and called “Morcut” by Sophos, is espionage malware that spies on victims using Mac instant messaging clients, browsers and… Read More »

Mahdi Malware Makers Push Anti-American Update

Source: Information Week by  Mathew J. Schwartz In this article “Mounting evidence suggests that the Mahdi malware was built by Iranians, for the primary purpose of spying on people inside Iran. Notably, while the four command-and-control (C&C) servers controlling Mahdi-infected PCs are based in Canada, the oldest sample of the Mahdi malware discovered thus far–dating from December 2011–interfaced with a C&C… Read More »

New Mac backdoor Trojan spotted

Source: Help Net Security In this article “A new Mac Trojan – dubbed Crisis or Morcut – has been spotted but, luckily, not in the wild. Security firms Intego and Sophos have picked up samples from Virus Total, which shares the samples submitted to it with AV developers, and the fact that it could be found only there… Read More »