Fake Dropbox Emails Hide Malware

A recent phishing attack is enticing people to reset their Dropbox password. Here is a copy of the email: The email is designed to spread a Trojan that is part of the ZeuS family of Trojans. The criminals even had the forethought to take advantage of af the security blog blog.dynamoo.com by hosting the Trojan on the…

php.net Blacklisted By Google

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome issue a warning that PHP.net is riddled with malware thanks to Google’s safe browsing API.  Google’s security blacklist service has tagged the site as malicous. PHP.net is the home for information, education and releases related to the popular scripting language. PHP is a scripting language that runs on the server…

Grand Theft Auto Torrent Is Malware

Someone leaked a torrent claiming to be Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5 for PCs. The download is 18 gigs large and includes a setup.exe that actually seems to work. In reality the download is only malware. The creators of this malware have even taken the time to optimize the download pages so they appear…

Cyber Criminals Get More Sophisticated

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) jumbles the memory locations of important components of a program making it problematic for attackers to determine where the components exist in in order to exploit them. ASLR is the most effective mans for averting a Windows security breach. However, Current trends in malware show a shift toward an ASLR…

Advanced Persistent Threat

Advanced persistent threat (APT) typically denotes a criminal trespasser or group of trespassers who break into your network and stay there undetected. Usually the purpose of such criminal activity is to steal information without the victim ever knowing. Criminals only take this kind of care when stealing from high value targets. In the past APT…

Firefox OS Hacked

After two years of development Mozilla launched Firefox OS for mobile devices just a few short months ago. And now there is malware for it. Firefox OS is designed to run apps made with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and the OS is based on Linux and Mozilla’s Gecko technology. This makes the apps in…

Spam Attack Spreads Trojan Through Microsoft Hole

You need to be aware of fake emails being sent by criminals posing as Allergan Limited. Allergan is a widely respected, global, technology-driven multi-specialty health care company based in the UK, and with a presence in many countries around the world. One of Allergan’s lines of business is medical testing. The fake emails being sent…

Android In South Korea Under Attack

Russian virus researchers at Dr. Web have detected a new Trojan “Android.Spy.40.origin” spread on android devices by SMS spam. The message contains a link that when clicked on executes an APK file. Once installed on the device the Trojan hides inbound text messages from the recipient and forwards them to a server which the Trojan…

Will Brazil’s Email Go Secure

Following unconfirmed reports that that the NSA spied on Brazilian President Rousseff, Brazilian oil company Petroba and Brazil’s citizens by intercepting billions of emails and calls in Brazil, President Rousseff announce Brazil will create a secure mail service. While Germany’s email service GMX did this for similar reasons they proved the system is not foolproof.…

Sophos Crowns USA Spampion

Sophos’ quarterly “Dirty Dozen” spam report released on Thursday puts the United States as the number one source for spam in the third quarter of 2013. This list ranks spam senders, not spammers.What is the distinction you ask? To know that you need to understand how spam is sent. Spammers don’t sed their own spam.…