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A simulated cyber attack with the Hollywood-esque title Quantum Dawn 2 will bombard the defenses of American banks on June 28 - in an exercise designed to test how Wall Street would endure a sustained hi-tech assault.
Users of popular PC gaming service ESEA have discovered that their PCs have been hijacked to mine Bitcoins by malware served up alongside the company’s client. A hidden Bitcoin-mining process caused users' graphics cards to overheat as it worked in the background.
Up to 600,000 gamers at risk as emails and other details stolen from online zombie game
The new trend for "always online" games such as SimCity and Blizzard's Diablo 3 may be putting gamers at risk, experts warn. The games, which require an internet connection even for single-player gaming, are designed to protect game companies from piracy.
This paper follows up on “A Dose By Any Other Name”, explaining why sample glut and proactive detection have sounded the death knell of the “one detection per variant” model. Presented at the 3rd Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training (CFET 2009) Conference in September 2009.
Gamigo learned a few months ago about a breach and alerted its users that they had been attacked. But now, we see an estimated 8+ million records just went public, no small amount for the attackers. What is interesting is that by one account, hash cracking was able to decrypt over 90% of the passwords,
There’s a new batch of malware making the rounds, this time directed at spreading banking malware through childrens’ games. Though it’s hard to imagine, the scammers are taking advantage of the naivete of kids, who may not be as skilled at detecting scams as their more seasoned parents. According to an article in Softpedia, the
Win32/PSW.OnlineGames.OUM is a malware that aims to steal credentials for online games. It targets popular titles such as World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxy, Lineage 2 or Guild Wars. Active since 2006, it is amongst the most detected threats by ESET, taking the 7th position between January and April 2011. In our previous blog post,
Win32/PSW.OnlineGames.OUM is a malware that aims to steal credentials for online games. It targets popular game titles such as World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxy, Lineage 2 or Guild Wars. Active since 2006. This malicious software is amongst the most detected threats by ESET, taking the 7th position of the Top 10 most detected threats
We like to give you plenty of warning when we suspect that something unpleasant is coming down the pike, even if it’s just one of those likely bursts of Black Hat SEO (web search poisoning) that come with a media-friendly event. Still, I suspect that if I told you we expect lots of malicious activity
...I would suggest that you take any statement like "Grottyscan AntiVirus is best because it detects 200 million viruses" with a pinch of salt. Actually, a whole salt mine...
In some computer programming languages there is an event called “mouseover”. This command is used to determine what happens when a user put the mouse over a specific object. When you put the mouse over a hyperlink and see where that link will take you, that is a “mouseover” command at work. When you place
Here's another post from our colleagues in Spain (http://www.eset.es): mistakes in interpretation are down to me (David Harley). We have frequently talked about and shown examples of threats that take advantage of Black-Hat SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This technique (BHSEO) is used by malware authors to position the malicious links in the top results when a potential
I came across an interesting side effect of Google forcing Gmail to be a social networking site. A young lady in middle school replied to a Buzz about what you think about Buzz. Her response? “I am just getting the hang of Buzz right now too. I don't really go on blogging websites since my
I recently learned a new acronym: SODDI (Some Other Dude Did It). What this refers to is the defense that criminals routinely use (plausible deniability) – and even more so when it comes to illicit activities on the Internet. On Sunday, November 8th 2009 the Associated Press published an article regarding an individual that was
Did the spambots guess the answers to my questions? I think not. I tried the following two questions: 7/0= Got Milk In both cases the answer I specified as correct was “quue792mcow9up4esbbrkjldjb,dzrrkjrenjl407niuvdopinejnvf DHOIVNN;LN;ND” I’m pretty certain that the spambots did not have time to crack the question, so now it is time to find out
Blog spambots are programs that automatically post comments to blogs. They are basically stupid programs written by people whose own mothers would rather not acknowledge their existence. At any rate, they are a hassle for bloggers who allow comments. There are a variety of techniques to automatically delete the spam posts, but they have advantages