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Fake Verizon email with malicious ZIP in circulation

Microsoft is warning users about a fake Verizon notification which is carrying a Trojan. The email appears to come from Verizon and attempts to make the customer feel a sense of urgency by claiming it contains crucial account information from…

Brazilian banking Trojan disguised as Microsoft anti-virus software

A Trojan (identified as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.VB.aoff) is targeting Windows-based systems by removing built-in AV software and clearing a path for cybercriminals to silently steal online banking credentials. The Trojan affects ‘ntldr’ the default boot loader in Windows.The Trojan is propagating as…

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Android Insecurities by Joey Peloquin The article will begin with a focus on what the author calls Offensive Mobile Forensics, an analysis technique that mimics the approach an attacker would take in the event they acquired a lost or stolen…

Malware using Windows Task Scheduler

Windows Task Scheduler (AT.exe) is well known to us all, but the Stuxnet worm has introduced the Zlob variants and click-fraud Trojan Bamital which researchers have found are continuing to make use of the Windows Task Scheduler. Some of this…

Emma Watson Adobe Flash Trojan dropper in circulation

Emma Watson Adobe Flash malware in circulation. The latest of these videos purportedly features popular English actress Emma Watson and users from various websites are redirected to a very expertly made fake YouTube pages where the video is supposedly hosted,…

Flashback Trojan targets Apple Mac OS X Lion

A new variant of a nasty Apple Mac Trojan has been found in the wild. Picking up where its predecessor left off, the tweaked Trojan can disable the anti-virus software built into recent versions of Apple’s Mac OS X Lion. The…

SpyEye banking Trojan uses SMS hijacking feature

SpyEye has been observed trying to trick users into reassigning their cellphone numbers to receive one-time passwords (OTP) from their banks by SMS. The social engineering scam (assuming SpyEye has already infected the target PC) is found on fraudulent pages…

Apple updates OS X to block Mac Trojan

Apple has updated the Bare bone antivirus protection along with Mac OS X protection to detect the Trojan Virus, which poses as PDF documents. Apple has included the Xprotection feature in the Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7….

A Brief Analysis of the Cyber Security Threat

A definition of cyber security Cyber security can be broadly described as protecting personal/business or government digital assets from cyber attack from individuals, organised criminals or foreign governments. Cyber security encompasses three threat vectors; cyber warfare; cyber terrorism and cyber…

Study of a New Genre of Malwares Called “Scarewares”

Depending on their characteristic, Malware can be broadly classified into various types. Most of us are probably aware of the common terms like Virus, Trojan, Spyware, Adware etc. Author: MICHAEL R. HEINZL Source: Hakin9 9/2010 https://hakin9.org However, on the basis of…