Your Browser is (not) Locked

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Most ransomware has a binary file that needs to be executed before it can infect your PC. Ransomware usually relies on social engineering or exploits to infect unsuspecting users. However, some malware authors are bypassing this requirement with a new trick - browser lockers. Unlike traditional ransomware threats that lock the entire desktop, ...

New DDoS malware targets Linux and Windows systems

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Attackers are compromising Linux and Windows systems to install a new malware program designed for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to researchers from the Polish Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT Polska). The malware was found by the Polish CERT at the beginning of December and the Linux version is being ...

JPEG Files Used For Targeted Attack Malware

Friday, November 29th, 2013

We recently came across some malware of the SOGOMOT and MIRYAGO families that update themselves in an unusual way: they download JPEG files that contain encrypted configuration files/binaries. Not only that, we believe that this activity has been ongoing since at least the middle of 2010. A notable detail of the malware ...

Exploit Targeting Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Spotted

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Trend Micro came across samples of an exploit targeting the recently announced zero-day vulnerability affecting Windows XP and Server 2003. This is an elevation of privilege vulnerability, which may allow a threat actor to gain certain privileges that enable him to do varied activities, including deleting or viewing data, installing programs, or ...

Orbit Downloader hacked, turns users into DDoS bots

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Denial of service attack capabilities have been found in popular media program Orbit Downloader. The Windows program integrated into web browsers and was downloaded more than 1.5 million times from website Softpedia and 18,000 times last month alone from rival Softonic. It was still available for download on these sites. But Eset ...

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