Articles about Trojans

20-yr-old Brazilian births 100 banking trojans

A 20 year-old Brazilian kid has pumped out more than 100 banking trojans selling each for around US$300 a pop, Trend Micro researchers say. The computer science student's extracurricular activities landed him the dishonourable title of his country's most prolific banking malware creator. Researchers say "Lordfenix", his …
Darren Pauli, 2 Jul 2015

Rap for fap stack in hack trap flap: This XXX site caught an STI (Script Transmitted Infection)

Blue movie website RedTube was stiffed over the weekend by a hacker who gave the site a rather nasty infection. The porno purveyor inadvertently spread the seed of malware after a hacker compromised its servers and tweaked its homepage – exposing visitors to malicious code that attempted to exploit a security vulnerability in …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Feb 2015

They've taken my storage hostage ... now what?

Sysadmin blog There's an encrypting ransomware Trojan making the rounds called Cryptolocker. I will save the details on my battle with this beastie for later*, but suffice it to say that if this encrypts your stuff you are done. There is no getting your data back unless you have backups or pay the ransom. Let's set aside the ultra-well …
Trevor Pott, 24 Oct 2013
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Sneaky new Android Trojan is WORST yet discovered

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab report that a recently discovered Android Trojan is the most sophisticated such mobile malware yet to be identified. In a post to Kaspersky Lab's Securelist blog, security expert Roman Unuchek describes the malicious program, dubbed Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a or "Obad" for short, as being …
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iPhone app remotely spies on Windows computers

Need help using your iPhone to spy on your spouse or children? Now there's an app which will show you just what they're typing, as long as they're on Windows. Spykey is basically a Windows keylogger which will transmit every key pressed to an iPhone application (£2.99 from the iTunes store). The app justifies itself with the …
Bill Ray, 24 Jun 2011

Indians appoint Huawei as technical spycatcher

Huawei will help set up a research centre in Bangalore dedicated to checking out foreign kit for covert listening technologies, something Huawei obviously knows nothing about. The centre has already started operating on a pilot basis, but is funded for expansion, according to The Times of India. Who is paying – and how much – …
Bill Ray, 23 Jun 2011
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Malicious software downloads invade WordPress

WordPress is requiring all account holders on the WordPress.org website to change their passwords following the discovery that hackers contaminated it with malicious software. The password reset comes after three popular plugins were found to contain “cleverly disguised backdoors” that had been uploaded by unauthorized people, …
Dan Goodin, 22 Jun 2011
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ZeuS trojan attacks bank's 2-factor authentication

A variant of the ZeuS banking trojan is targeting mobile phone users who rely on their handsets to get enhanced, two-factor authentication from ING Bank Slaski in Poland, a security blogger said on Monday. The ZeuS man-in-the-mobile attacks appear to similar to those that hit Spain in September, researchers from antivirus …
Dan Goodin, 22 Feb 2011
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Spammers swift to exploit Jackson death to punt malware

Updated Miscreants have wasted no time exploiting the shock death of Michael Jackson to run email harvesting and banking Trojan campaigns. Security watchers warn that more malware-laced emails themed around the death of the King of Pop and Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett, who also died on Thursday, are likely to follow. Just …
John Leyden, 26 Jun 2009
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Symantec, McAfee cough up $750,000 on auto-renewals

Symantec and McAfee have agreed to pay $375,000 apiece to settle charges they charged fees against customer credit cards without authorization. Under a settlement announced Wednesday by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo, the antivirus software makers also agreed to more clearly disclose any automatic renewal fees and …
Dan Goodin, 11 Jun 2009
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Cyber-fraudsters strike gold at South African government

The South African government has lost more than £12m (199m Rand) over the last three years thanks to a cybercrime syndicate using spyware. The scam has been running since 2005 and is still going on despite the arrest of 32 people. Thieves have targetted various government departments in four provinces. A number of civil …
John Oates, 10 Jun 2008
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'Legit' website compromises reach epidemic proportions

Once upon a time surfers could stay unmolested by malware by staying away from warez and smut. Those days are well and truly over as changes in hacking tactics mean that compromised content on legitimate website has become the main conduit for so-called drive-by download attacks. Web security firm ScanSafe reports that two in …
John Leyden, 5 Jun 2008
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House taunts Senate with anti-spyware bill

The US House of Representatives has passed an anti-spyware bill, but the measure must be passed by the Senate before it becomes law. The Senate does not currently have anti-spyware legislation in front of it. The bill passed by a voice vote in the House this week is a less radical law than some of the alternative proposals …
OUT-LAW.COM, 23 May 2007

Phishers spread their nets

The percentage of US-hosted phishing attacks dropped from 74 per cent in February to 55 per cent in March, according to the latest online fraud report of security firm RSA. Last month also witnessed a "dramatic increase" in the number of brands targeted by email scams, from 153 in February to 202 in March, even as the number of …
John Leyden, 17 Apr 2007
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Botnets punt Russian dog-barking translation spam

Trojan programs, particularly those designed to steal online gaming account credentials, have become the mainstay of malware authors. According to Kaspersky Labs' Malware Evolution: 2006 Trojan code formed 90 per cent of new malicious code samples seen last year, relegating internet worms, once the mainstay of internet threats …
John Leyden, 1 Mar 2007

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