Nuclear Plants Infected with Malware

The Gundremmingen nuclear power plant, which is only 75 miles outside of Munich Germany, has been infected with malware. The system used to monitor the fuel rods has been infected with the Conficker worm, and W32.Ramit. Conficker is used to turn computers into bots in order to launch denial of service attacks, and W32.Ranit gives…

Speeding Ticket Scam

The Police Department of Tredyffrin PA announced the discovery of a speeding ticket scam. Victims received emails with the following content: From: Speeding Citation (citation@safe-browsing.com) To: vfiorillo@phillymag.com Subject: Notification of excess speed First Name: Victor Last Name: Fiorillo Notification of excess speed Route: Mill Road Date: 8 March 2016 Time: 7:55 am Speed Limit: 40…

Free Protection Form Ransomware

Ransomware attacks have been growing exponentially making anti-virus companies scramble to keep up with the latest attacks.¬† One of these companies, Bitdefender, takes a new tactic and makes it available for FREE. The Bitdefender solution makes it appear as though your computer is already infected with current versions of Ransomware. Kind of like a vaccine…

Custom Backdoor Hack Goes Undetected For Years

Establishments in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the U.S. have been attacked by a newly discovered Malware called Dripion. Dripion is a custom program that creates a back door into computers. It is installed through another malicious software called Blugger. Blugger, using encryption to hide its communication, downloads Dripion from English-language blogs. The blogs could…

Skynet Creator Arrested

Skynet is a botnet based on the ZeuS Trojan that has been used to steal more than $945,000 worth of Bitcoins. German police have three people in custody for being involved with the malware. Although the Germans are not offering details, one of the detainees is believed to be the actual author of Skynet. The…

‘i2Ninja’ Anonymous Malware Kit

i2Ninja is malware the has the ability to perform HTML injections and form grabbing in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. i2Ninja can also steal FTP and e-mail credentials. It also has a feature that targets poker sites. This malware hides communication between infected hosts and the command and control serve by transmitting over the Invisible Internet Project (I2P).…

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.…

Top Antivirus Software For Small Business

Yesterday AV Comparatives¬†released their 2013 Business Software Review. The report evaluates security software for small and medium sized businesses who would not normally be large enough to have a full time IT professional on staff. The report assumes a business running a Windows 2012 domain, and only 25 PCs running Windows 7 or 8. AV…

Antivirus For Android By Malwarebytes

There have been numerous reports lately of Android apps ladden with malware. There have been reports of text spams carrying malware. Cyber security reports of smart phones being the new target of malware is everywhere lately. On September 30th Trend Micro reported finding over 700,000 malicous apps in the Android marketplace. In the midst of all of this…

Indonesia Top Source For Internet Attacks

Akamai released its State of the Internet report for the second quarter of 2013. Being the largest content distribution company in the world Akamai has an internet presence throughout the world. As part of their efforts to constantly improve service Akamai has monitoring agents throughout their network. One of the things Akamai’s monitors report on…