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PowerLocker Ransomware Coming Soon
2014-01-08 07:43:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malware developers will soon be selling a new generation of ransomware called PowerLocker that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and then demands money to decrypt and recover the infected files. The news was disclosed last Friday in a blog post by a volunteer group of anti-malware security researchers known as Malware Must Die (MMD), who discovered the threat while monitoring chatter on underground hacker forums that...

Apple Flashback Virus Weakening
2012-04-13 04:08:48

Kaspersky Lab has found that the Flashback Trojan is weakening, infecting as many as 270,000 Apple computers around the world. The lab said that the trojan's peak infection numbers were 670,000, making the incident the largest confirmed Mac malware outbreak ever recorded. Kaspersky estimates that about 300,000 of the infections were in the U.S., 94,000 in Canada, 47,000 in the U.K. and about 42,000 in Australia. It said that it had seen an encouraging decline in the number of active...

Fake Netflix Android App Actually A Trojan
2011-10-13 12:30:00

According to Symantec, there is an Android app circulating that looks like the real Netflix mobile app but is actually a Trojan virus that steals account information. The app sends the user's log-in information to a remote server and displays a message saying there is an incompatibility issue with the hardware and then attempts to uninstall itself. "Android.Fakeneflic is a text book case of an information stealing Trojan that targets account information," Irfan Asrar of Symantec posted...

2011-04-02 00:00:28

The SecureMac team today announced a new version of the BlackHole RAT 2.0 Trojan Horse for Mac OS X has been discovered. This new version should be not confused with an older variant from back in February already detected by SecureMac and other anti-malware software. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 1, 2011 SecureMac has discovered a new version of BlackHole RAT trojan horse as labeled by the hacker as 2.0 for Mac OS X. This new version should not be confused with an older variant already...

2010-10-26 05:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, October 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitrix, Inc. (http://www.bitrixsoft.com), a technology trendsetter in business communications solutions, alerts customers about the existence of a Trojan program pretending to be the Bitrix security framework. The Trojan is capable of stealing confidential data from infected computers and received the highest threat level ( http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=e1f155eee588f77c350fe3fee4f5380b) from malware experts....

2010-09-02 09:21:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has uncovered a new malicious code, Banbra.GUC, which lures users with a YouTube video about the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners (a screenshot can be viewed on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/4950289127/). This is a new variant of the infamous Banbra family of banker Trojans, which first emerged in 2003. When run, the Trojan displays the video while it delivers its...

2010-04-21 11:29:53

An online security firm is warning computer users that the Zeus virus, which can steal bank account numbers and other information from infected PCs, has returned stronger than ever. According to an April 21 BBC News article, secure browsing service provider Trusteer reports that it has located the Trojan virus in one out of every 3,000 computers that they monitor, which number more than 5.5 million in total. "Zeus 1.6 can infect people using Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers," the...

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2009-11-02 09:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today released the seventh volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv7), which indicates that worm infections in the enterprise rose by nearly 100 percent during the first half of 2009 over the preceding six months. Rogue security software remains a major threat to customers; however, 20 percent fewer customers were affected by rogue infections during the past six months. In addition, the Zlob family of...

2009-07-27 11:44:36

Federal investigators said malicious software worked its way from Bullitt County, Ky., email systems to a bank account to steal $415,989. The heist of county funds occurred in late June, The Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal reported Monday. But investigators say Ukrainian computer thieves have also used the trojan software ZeuS to infiltrate bank accounts in the Britain, Spain and Italy in thefts totaling $6 million. Don Jackson, a director at SecureWorks, a computer security company, said...


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