malware

Flame named a cryptographic marvel; Infected PCs commit suicide

Flame named a cryptographic marvel; Infected PCs commit suicide

Uber-malware Flame is the most complex tool for cyber espionage discovered in the wild to-date, expert cryptographers have said, the first example of an MD5 collision attack being used in earnest. "Flame uses a yet unknown MD5 chosen-prefix collision attack" renowned experts Marc Stevens and B.M.M. de Weger announced in a security discussion group this week, having been forced to create a custom tool specifically in the hope of digging through the malware's secrets. Meanwhile, Symantec spotted what appeared to be a desperate suicide instruction sent out to a number of compromised computers.

Continue Reading

North Korea ships malware infected games to South Korea

North Korea ships malware infected games to South Korea

A report has been published in the Korean publication called JoongAng Daily the claims Seoul's Metropolitan Police agency has foiled a cyber attack plot orchestrated by North Korea. South Korea alleges that the cyber attack plot was instituted by North Korea's Reconnaissance General Bureau when the Bureau shipped malware infected games to South Korean users.

Continue Reading

Microsoft fixes Windows flaw exploited by Flame

Microsoft fixes Windows flaw exploited by Flame

Microsoft has issued a security warning and an emergency update over the weekend that fixes a serious flaw in Windows that was exploited by the Flame malware attack last month. Flame was massive and sophisticated but luckily a targeted attack. However, the same method could be exploited in a less sophisticated implementation for a more widespread attack.

Continue Reading

We have a Flame malware fix claims Iranian government

We have a Flame malware fix claims Iranian government

Iran's government claims to have developed an anti-virus program that can detect and remove the Flame malware, promising to release the tool to any Iranian company or organization who requests it. Identified recently, though believed to have been in the wild and syphoning data from computers across the middle east since early 2010, Flame is suspected to be the cyber-espionage tool of a foreign government. Although the full complexity of the malware is yet to be explored, security researchers already believe it is significantly more complex than other recent infections such as Stuxnet.

Continue Reading

Fake Android app developer fined £50k

Fake Android app developer fined £50k

We’ve seen more and more reports of Android malware lately, often packaged into a fake version of a popular app. One of the more extreme examples involves the fake versions of Angry Birds and Cut The Rope, both posted to the Android Market and charging users for a non-functional app. The developer reaped in a significant amount of money, but has been fined and ordered to pay back part of what was wrongfully taken.

Continue Reading

Flame cyber-espionage discovered in vast infection net

Flame cyber-espionage discovered in vast infection net

A new and fast spreading malware tipped to already dwarf the notorious Stuxnet has been identified, codenamed Flame and believed to be state-run cyberespionage affecting PCs in Iran and nearby countries. Spotted by Kaspersky Lab, "Worm.Win32.Flame" blends features from backdoor, trojan and worm malware, and once surreptitiously loaded onto a target machine can monitor network traffic, local use, grab screenshots and record audio, sending all that data back to its home servers. Believed to be active from at least March 2010, Flame is tipped to be 20x more prevalent than Stuxnet.

Continue Reading

Apple Flashback Removal tool hits Leopard

Apple Flashback Removal tool hits Leopard

The malicious software known as Flashback has been a burden on the Apple world for some weeks now, Apple this week sending out an official Flashback removal tool to those users working with the Apple OS X Leopard operating system. This fix comes in the form of a security update not unlike what we've seen for OS X Lion in weeks past as well, this version coming in under the name Leopard Security Update 2012-003. This package comes aside another download by the name of FlashBack Removal Security Update, both of these downloads available via your own software update page which can be accessed by hitting the Apple in the upper right-hand side of your screen and scrolling down to "Software Update."

Continue Reading

Kaspersky Lab exec calls OS X “really vulnerable”

Kaspersky Lab exec calls OS X “really vulnerable”

Malware has increasingly become a problem for Mac OS X, most recently having been affected by the Flashback trojan which infected over half a million systems. Apple were slow to respond to the threat, and although two Flashback removal tools were offered for users to download, the number of machines still infected remains high. Apple has reportedly asked Kaspersky Labs to advise the company on OS X security issues.

Continue Reading

New Android malware spreads via hacked websites

New Android malware spreads via hacked websites

Android is being plagued by malware once again. The security firm Lookout has warned users about a new Android trojan that spreads itself via compromised websites. The trojan can potentially break into government and corporate networks if left unchecked. Right now the trojan seems fairly innocuous, posing as a software update to the user and residing on the system once installed.

Continue Reading

Flashback Malware grabbed hackers $10k a day

Flashback Malware grabbed hackers $10k a day

The folks responsible for the Apple-affected malware by the name of Flashback have had their activities analyzed today and it would appear that they're cashing in at $10,0000 a day. That's a lot of cash they're earning from an Apple hack that's spread across the web like a brush fire over the past few weeks. Apple has provided a fix for the malware already, but as there are quite a few people out there in the computing world that have no idea Flashback is affecting them right this second, the cash continues to flow. Where's that cash coming from, you might be asking?

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17