Trojan on Monster.com Steals Personal Data

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

A new Trojan is successfully attacking online recruiting sites and already has accessed data on hundreds of thousands of users, researchers said last Friday. Researchers from Symantec and SecureWorks separately reported finding surprisingly effective penetrations by the new Trojan, called Infostealer.Monstres, which was attempting to access the online recruitment Website, ...

Is Desktop Antivirus Dead?

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Some industry analysts are proclaiming the traditional antivirus method for detecting and eradicating viruses, trojans, spyware and other baneful code by matching it against a signature to be "dead." They say signature-based checking can't keep up with the flood of virus variants manufactured by a criminal underworld that is beating the ...

The world’s most sophisticated Trojan uncovered

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Security experts have discovered new spambot software that installs its own anti-virus scanner to eliminate competition, alongside a number of other sophisticated features. SecureWorks has described the Trojan, which it calls SpamThru, in detail. Others vendors have come up with different names for the software. One of the signs of its ...

Password-Stealing Trojan Spreads

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

A fresh round of spam with a password-stealing Trojan horse detected this week uses a German-language pitch, saying the malicious attachment is an official Microsoft Windows update. The attached malware, called "Trojan-PSW.Win32.Sinowal.u" by antivirus software developer Kaspersky Lab, is a next-generation Trojan that's on the rise, said Roel Schouwenberg, a senior ...

Webroot: Spyware Rampant in the Enterprise

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

The number of Web sites distributing malicious software has quadrupled in the last year to more than 300,000, as the spyware problem continues to fester on the Internet, according to an upcoming report from Webroot , an antispyware software company. Webroot Software Inc.'s State of Spyware Report for the second quarter ...