Posts Tagged: malware

New Cyber Threat Attacking Companies in Canada, the Philippines and Other Countries

New Cyber Threat Attacking Companies in Canada, the Philippines and Other Countries

September 20, 2012

Hackers utilizing a RAT, otherwise known as a Remote Access Trojan, named Mirage have been engaging in a systematic cyber espionage campaign against a plethora of targets, including a Canadian energy company, a large oil firm in the Philippines and several other countries since April, according to Dell’s SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit. This is the […]

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Pre-Installed Malware Discovered on New Computers in China

Pre-Installed Malware Discovered on New Computers in China

September 12, 2012

According to a recent investigation by Microsoft, brand new laptop and desktop computers sold in China contain preinstalled malicious software, which has already infected millions of computers around the world. The malware, which is embedded in counterfeit versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, is designed to spy on users and conduct denial-of-service attacks, Microsoft stated. […]

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New Malware Cripples PCs After Infection

New Malware Cripples PCs After Infection

August 15, 2012

A new Trojan horse has been discovered that attempts to cover its tracks by crippling the infected PC after stealing the data. Known as “Shamoon” by most antivirus companies, the malware has been used in targeted attacks aimed at specific individuals or firms, including at least one in the energy sector. According to recent reports, […]

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New Malware Checkpoints Launched by Facebook

New Malware Checkpoints Launched by Facebook

July 12, 2012

Facebook launched a new feature on Tuesday that allows users to lock down their Facebook accounts and perform malware scans if they suspect that their computers might be infected. The popular social networking site already uses internal scanners to detect spam and malicious messages that might have been sent from user accounts controlled by malware, […]

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Malware Increases While Spam Decreases

Malware Increases While Spam Decreases

February 22, 2012

I’ve got some good news that is immediately followed by some bad news. The good news is that spam is continuing to decrease with the bad news being that cybercriminals are still hard at work creating intricate and sophisticated computer hacks and launching them on helplessly unsuspecting victims according to a recent Threats Report from […]

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Malware Attacks SendSpace, Dumps Stolen Data on Public File-Sharing Site

Malware Attacks SendSpace, Dumps Stolen Data on Public File-Sharing Site

February 7, 2012

It has recently been discovered by researchers at Trend Micro that there is a piece of malicious software that automatically uploads stolen data cache to the SpendSpace file-sharing service for when it needs to be retrieved. Creators of malware often use file-hosting and sharing servers for that exact purpose. However, this marks the first time […]

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ICSA Labs’ Anti-Virus Testing Program Now Includes Extended WildList Malware

ICSA Labs’ Anti-Virus Testing Program Now Includes Extended WildList Malware

October 31, 2011

The one thing about computer viruses that is the worst is that they are always evolving. No matter how fast anti-virus companies make new software to protect you it seems there is always something that they can’t defend against. However, the fact that anti-virus products certified by ICSA Labs can protect users from a broader set of malware should make some computer users rest easier.

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Fight Against SpyEye Malware Not Over Yet

Fight Against SpyEye Malware Not Over Yet

October 14, 2011

The recently released SpyEye banking malware is continuing to affect computers across the world and is also proving to be more difficult to detect and remove from infected Windows PCs, according to researchers from EMC’s RSA Security Division.

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Japan’s Biggest Defense Contractor Breached by Hackers

Japan’s Biggest Defense Contractor Breached by Hackers

September 20, 2011

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the largest defense contractor in Japan, has just acknowledged that a plethora of its servers and PCs have been infected with malware. However, the company did deny that any confidential information that may have been stored in these systems was, in fact, stolen.

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