Feeds

Geo-located malware appears over the horizon

Dirty bomb ruse used to punt worm

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Malware authors have incorporated technology designed to find the geographic location of prospective marks as a tactic to enable more convincing social engineering scams.

A new variant of the Waledac worm uses an email message claiming a "dirty bomb" explosion in order to tempt the gullible into visiting a maliciously-constructed website posing as the homepage of news agency Reuters. This website uses a GEO-IP lookup to customise the story so as to appear that the explosion appeared in a city or location near the surfer viewing it.

Punters are encouraged to view a video supposedly related to the shocking news of a nearby radioactive bomb explosion. When users click on the video they are prompted to download the latest version of "Flash Player". But the software on offer turns out to be nothing to do with Adobe, instead coming loaded with the latest variant of the Waledac worm.

Write-ups of this geo-targeted malware attack, currently doing the rounds, can be found in security blogs run by Websense (here) and Sophos (here). ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.