Items Tagged with "malware"
January 02, 2013 Added by:Rafal Los
Now, admittedly you already probably know I'm not a huge proponent of "bug bounty" programs, as I see the abuses and failure potential outweigh the redemption value in the cases I've seen outside of the few 'big names'... but this caught my attention because they may actually be onto something.
December 27, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
Most malware writers just want to be paid for their research; something that isn't happening frequently enough or at a rate that's considered fair by the researchers. As a result, some of those researchers are exploring grey markets in offensive malware development or are selling 0-days to clients...
December 19, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Analysis revealed that the malicious code has a simple and efficient design that allows it to wipe files on different drives in various predefined times. The malware wipes disk partitions and user profile directories avoiding ordinary anti-virus software detection...
December 09, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
Some of the more forward-looking DOD contractors who have robust internal CERT with engineers who do reverse-engineering could be in the best position to offer free or low-cost network defense to corporations who want to "flip" the malware found on their network for a nice profit...
December 03, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The New Your Times has recently published the news the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency was hit by a virus that stolen secret information on newest rockets from an internal computer...
November 25, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
W32.Narilam is a worm that attempts to spread by copying itself to all drives and certain shared folders on the compromised computer, the malware doesn’t include modules to steal information from the victims....
November 14, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The Middle East is the scene of a series of cyber attacks that hit Israeli and Palestinian systems apparently having a common origin. A group of experts from Norwegian antivirus and security firm Norman ASA have discovered a new cyber espionage campaign against the countries that used various malware to spy on victims...
November 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The rapid diffusion of Android devices has had the effect of increasing the number of malware developed for the OS. During the third quarter 51,447 unique samples were detected. Google has tried to secure it’s OS with the introduction of an additional security layer named Bouncer...
October 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Trend Micro has released the 3Q 2012 SECURITY ROUNDUP that presents a worrying trend for malware growth which increased 483%. This includes cyber espionage malware and also destructive malicious agents targeting mainly the mobile world and in particular Google Android platform...
October 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Last May The Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team (MAHER) detected a new malware which hit the country named Flame, also known as Flamer or Skywiper. Kaspersky Lab and CrySyS Lab also identified the malware, recognized as a powerful cyber espionage tool that hit mainly Windows systems in the Middle East...
October 15, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
“Most did not recognise that people using fake profiles, perhaps masquerading as school friends, could capture information and movements. Few consider the possibilities of data mining and how patterns of behaviour can be identified over time..."
October 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
What would happen if a malware compromises a communication system adopted daily by 663 million users? Security experts have issued an alert to Skype users about an ongoing attack that tries to induce them to click a link that spreads malware...
October 04, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
Once we’ve embraced the fact that we need better detection and response mechanisms, we start to see how honeypots can help us but also how creating better awareness within our users can be the greatest investment an organization might make in detection...
October 04, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Data can sometimes be held hostage with the help of ransomware, software that infiltrates your computer when you download an infected attachment or clicking a link within the body of an email. You can also get ransomware simply by visiting the wrong website, in what is called a drive-by...