Cracked[dot]com Spreads Malware

On Monday, November 11th, it was discovered that Cracked[dot]com was infected by malware performing drive by downloads. The discovery comes from Barracuda Labs Research. The malware was spread through a drive-by-download. The number of systems it has infected is unknown. Given the site is ranked by Alexa as number 289 in the U.S. and 654 worldwide the…

AV-Comparatives Scores Panda 100%

On October 31st Panda Security announced that their cloud based antivirus product, Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Addition, received a 100% detection rating by AVComparatives.org. Considered to be the most complete and rigorous test for antivirus software, AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Test, evaluates how such products perform in real life. The test reproduces everyday user scenarios to see how…

SAP The Target Of New Malware

There is a new Trojan discovered by Doctor Web, a Russian antivirus company, in the last few weeks that is searching for computers containing SAP client applications. For now this is the Trojan’s only activity. This type of action would indicate the criminals are amassing a network for a future attack. SAP makes software for Enterprise Resource…

Google Improves Chrome Security

Google has been paying attention to its forums, which has been riddled with reports of Chrome falling victim to browser hijacking malware. Google responded with two new browser features. The first is a “reset browser settings” button. Under the “Advanced Settings” section you will find this button which will set your browser back to its…

China’s NQ Mobile Inc. A Threat

The investment research firm Muddy Waters LLC released a report on their investigation of the Chinese mobile security company NQ Mobile Inc., an NYSE traded company (NQ), charging they are a “massive fraud.” The report alleges 72% of their 2012 revenues is fictitious. That NQ’s market share is 1.5%, not the 55% they claim. Muddy Waters…

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…

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…

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…