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Spring Brings Tax-related Scams, Spams, Phish, Malware, and the IRS

Spring is here and that means scam artists are thinking about income taxes and the IRS. Not that scam artists pay income taxes, they just know taxes and any mention of the IRS is a good way to get your attention, which explains a steady stream of deceptive emails targeting tax-paying Americans who now have

Spam campaign uses Blackhole exploit kit to install SpyEye

This article was written in collaboration with my colleague Jean-Ian Boutin. The Wigon botnet (also known as Cutwail) is being used in a massive spam campaign. A multitude of ruses are used to get the user to click on a link: fake LinkedIn or Facebook notifications, free Windows licenses, fake deliveries etc. The links are

Evolution of Win32Carberp: going deeper

This month we discovered new information on a new modification in the Win32/TrojanDownloader.Carberp trojan family.

Resumen de amenazas de septiembre

Escuchá el resumen mensual de amenazas en formato podcast: Nuevamente compartimos un resumen mensual de amenazas correspondiente al mes de septiembre. Se reporto durante este mes una nueva propagación de una amenaza denominada Ramnit. La amenaza fue calificada como severa (la más alta), por el centro de protección de Microsoft: Ramnit un malware del tipo

Supertrojan Supersighs Me

Zeus-associated malware (and that includes SpyEye and “SpyZeuS”) isn’t supernaturally difficult to detect. It is, however, pretty adaptive and has introduced, from time to time, some innovative counter-detection techniques.

Fighting the Botnet Wars

Bart Parys (@bartblaze) recently contacted me about research he was conducting into botnets, exploit kits and so on. His article "The Botnet Wars: a Q&A" is now up. While Bart himself is a Technical Support Engineer at Panda Security, he's taken the approach of asking a number of experts and commentators (I'll leave it to

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