Tag Archives: Trojans

Japanese Finance Ministry uncovers major Trojan attack

Source: Computerworld by John E Dunn In this article “Japan’s Finance Ministry has uncovered evidence of a major Trojan cyber-attack on its computer systems that lay undetected for almost two years, according to local sources. Ministry officials have admitted that the unspecified Trojan, which was not detected by the organisation’s security systems, was probably free to steal confidential data from… Read More »

Fake Intuit emails lead to malware

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “Emails purportedly sent by US tax preparation software and services company Intuit and professional social network LinkedIn have been hitting inboxes in the last week, posing as payroll processing requests”.

Emails from Iran

Source: F-Secure by Mikko In this article “Over the weekend, I received a series of emails from Iran. They were sent by a scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). ”

World’s third largest botnet receives mortal blow

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “Grum, a botnet responsible for 17.4 percent of the world’s spam emails, finally seems to be dead. In the last few days, Dutch authorities have shut down two of the botnet’s secondary C&C servers pointing to IP addresses 94.102.51.226 and 94.102.51.227. Still, as FireEye researchers pointed out, the botnet… Read More »

Fake Facebook photo tag notification leads to malware

Source: Help Net Security In this article “Beware of fake Facebook emails telling you that you’ve been tagged in a photo, as you could easily end up infected with malware. The emails do visually resemble messages sent by the social network, but there are also some tell-tale signs that they might not be.”