Win32/Gataka is an information-stealing Trojan that has been previously discussed on this blog here and here. Recently, we came across a post from its author on an underground forum trying to sell his creation. The post contained a help file detailing the inner working of this threat. This blog post will highlight some of the
Could that smartphone in your pocket be making money for cybercriminals? Yes it could, and in this article we will explain how, using a real world example that has been targeting Android phones around the world. The use of smartphones is now very common in a wide range of countires. We carry them with us
Your Android smartphone could be producing profit for criminals, and here is how: using piece of malware called Android/TrojanSMS.Boxer.AA, a malicious program for Google's Android mobile Operating System that targets 63 different countries, reading the MCC (Mobile Country Code) and MNC (Mobile Network Code) codes from the infected device. In December 2011 twenty-two malicious applications were discovered in the
Protecting your organization against cyber criminals and digital scammers is not easy, and it's certainly not cheap. A vital part of building and maintaining effective defenses is access to security knowledge and expertise, which may not even be a budget item if your organization happens to be an SMB, local government agency, or non-profit. One
New variations on the ‘pay us to fix your non-existent viruses’ scam: Windows Indexing, the Frost Virus, and scam globalization.
The 2012 holiday shopping season is fast approaching and digital devices are sure to play a bigger role in the holiday shopping process than ever before, from pre-purchase research on the home or office computer, to in-store price checking on the smartphone. And of course, online holiday shopping is available 7×24, from before Black Friday,
In July 2012, our virus laboratory came across what we first thought was a new family of malware. The threat spread by infecting Portable Executable or PE files used by Windows, but this malware also infected systems through remote desktop and network shares. After further analysis, we realized we were dealing with a new version
How many image files do you have on your computer? Would you be happy to send them all to a stranger? How about the photos on your smartphone? These are some of the questions I pondered this past weekend in light of several seemingly unrelated events from the previous week. (As a random data point,
Six months ago, Flashback was attracting a lot of attention from researchers and media due to its wide spread and interesting features. Since then, we have witnessed its operator abandoning control of the botnet by shutting down its latest command and control server. This happened in May this year. The number of infected systems has
Disasters, new hardware, new software: to the phish scammer, it’s all potential bait for reeling in victims.