John Oliver’s Call To Arms

John Oliver’s report about net neutrality sending a call to arms for all commentators to send there comments to the FCC caused  the FCC website to crash. I usually only report the facts but I have to say about Oliver’s editorial: FUCK YEAH!!!!! Watch the video here.

New ZeuS Trojan Variant “Maple” Hits Canada’s Banks

Cyber criminals have attacked Canada’s 14 main financial institutions with a ZeuS variant call “Maple”. The name refers to the maple leaf on the Canadian flag. These attacks started in January of 2014. The attacks have been reported by IBM’s Boston based security division, Trusteer. This variant of ZeuS has enhanced features such as an…

FBI Hijacks Hackers Webcam

Sextortionists and fake antivirus software are not the only ones who hijack webcams anymore. Now the FBI is doing it. Only they have a method which does not turn on the indicator light that let’s you know the webcam is on. Of course, as long they are in your computer recording live feed, they also download files, photos,…

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…

Linux Worm Attacks ‘Things’

Linux.Darlloz, in addition to being able to attack Linux computers, has the ability to target small devices attached to the internet. Vulnerabilities in chips used in home routers, security cameras, set-top boxes like Apple TV, Roku, cable boxes and etc. and even industrial controllers are susceptible to this worm. The devices above utilize Linux services to…

Beware of Phishing Scam Using Skype

There is a new email phishing scam impersonating Skype. The subject of the email reads “You received a new message from Skype voicemail service.” The scam email spoofs the address “Skype Communications” with the attachment Skype_Voice_Message-7776C24212.zip. In reality the attachment contains an executable, Skype_Voice_M_497564___random_numbers___872345.wav.exe, that installs a Trojan. The body of the email reads: This…

Cellular Carriers Kill Samsung ‘Kill Switch’

The FCC is trying to fight smartphone theft, but wireless carriers seem to be thwarting FCC efforts. The FCC claims more than  33% of all robberies involve a smartphone. Of course this works out well for cellular carriers who not only get to sell the victims a new phone, but also get fees when someone down…

Fake Antivirus Email Spreads Malware

An email claiming to alert you to an antivirus software update has been infecting it’s victims with a variant of the Zbot Trojan. The email suggests, by referencing “the new malware circulating over the net”, that the critical update will protect you from CryptoLocker. With all of the reports about CryptoLocker it would be hard not to…

Fake iTunes Attacks Windows Users

People are receiving emails for an iTunes update. The email contains a link the takes victims to a page identical to the iTunes download page offering the latest iTunes update. The download is really malware. The malware was discovered by BitDefender as Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY, a variant of Backdoor.Bifrose.N. Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY becomes part of the Windows process explorer.exe with the purpose…

‘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).…