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Kaspersky Calls For Help With Gauss Malware
2012-08-15 05:39:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has called for help from the world´s leading cryptographers to help break the encryption of what remains a still-mysterious and potentially devastating warhead delivered by the Gauss cyber-surveillance malware. On Tuesday the company reached out to essentially anyone who could help crack the code. “We are asking anyone interested in cryptology and mathematics to join us in...

2012-07-06 06:22:17

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI Software today released its VIPRE® Report for June 2012, a collection of the 10 most prevalent threat detections encountered last month. In June, GFI threat researchers observed two fresh spam campaigns linking to Blackhole exploits which posed as confirmation emails from Twitter® and Amazon.com®. Delta Airlines® similarly had their brand misappropriated in a spam campaign meant to infect users with Sirefef and rogue...

2012-05-07 02:35:56

ORLANDO, Fla., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today published its Quarterly Report for Q1, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from January through March 2012. In the first quarter of 2012 alone, six million new malware samples were created, following the trend of increasingly prevalent malware statistics of previous years. The full report is available at http://press.pandasecurity.com/press-room/reports/. Malware Statistics...

FBI Advises Internet Users To Test For DNSChanger
2012-04-22 03:44:16

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued another warning to computer owners to check their desktops and laptops for a piece of malware that could cause them to lose Internet access in a few months if the problem is not addressed. According to the Daily Mail, the DNSChanger malware is the result of an advertising scam launched by hackers last year, and many people still have the program on their computers without even realizing it. The FBI set up a system several months ago...

Anonymous Attack Tool Infects Its Own Users With Zeus Trojan
2012-03-05 05:41:01

Hackers who have downloaded a tool to help Anonymous launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks may also have unwittingly downloaded a piece of malware that has compromised their online banking accounts, a U.S. security firm has revealed. According to John Leyden of The Register, Symantec, the developers of Norton Antivirus software, discovered that those who have recently downloaded the Anonymous 'Slowloris' tool used "to flood websites with open connections and ultimately knock...

2012-02-16 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today reports the presence of a powerful new bot called Ainslot.L. This malware is designed to log user activities, download additional malware and take control of users' systems. Additionally, it acts as a banker Trojan, stealing log-in information related to online banking and financial transactions. Ainslot.L also performs scans on the computer to seek and remove other bots,...

German Government Does Not Deny Spying On Computer Users
2011-10-10 10:36:45

The German government is spying on computer users in its country with a trojan horse program without their consent, a German hacker group claims. The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), claims on its website that it has obtained and analyzed software that is ostensibly a “lawful interception” program designed to legally listen in on internet-based phone calls as part of a legal wiretap. Its capabilities, the group says, go beyond legally acceptable bounds, MSNBC is reporting. The...

2011-08-30 11:17:00

THALGAU, Austria, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every Facebook user is familiar with the friend invitation via email on Facebook. The malware analyst team of security expert Emsisoft has now revealed that cyber criminals make use of this system to infect users with malicious software. Especially fraudulent emails with the subject "Kaamil Mahmoud wants to be friends on Facebook" do not lead to the original Facebook website, but to a fake one as soon as the recipient clicks the "Confirm...

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2011-08-04 05:25:00

Researchers from CA Technologies said that Android users may be at risk of hackers listening in to their phone calls due to a new piece of malware. The Trojan virus, according to CA, records phone conversations in "amr" format, which could be published online by cyber criminals. As the a conversation with an infected phone takes place, the Trojan stores the recorded call in a directory in the SDCard, which could then be uploaded to a server under the hackers control. "Once the malware is...

2011-01-31 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, announced the discovery of security exploits via popular social media sites Facebook and Twitter. In the last several days, two new malware strains have been wreaking havoc on Facebook users. The first, Asprox.N, is a Trojan delivered via email informing users their Facebook account is being used to distribute spam and that, for security reasons, the login credentials have been changed. The...