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Wed
12
Nov
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Crimeware Trojan Steals Bank Info

Details of more than 500,000 online bank accounts and credit and debit cards have reportedly been stolen by a virus described as "one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created." (Source: bbc.co.uk ) The RSA Fraud Action Research Lab, ... part of EMC's security unit, discovered log-in information on more than 270,000 banking accounts and 240,000 credit and debit card accounts that had been compromised from hundreds of thousands of financial institution in countries including the U.S. the U.K., Australia and Poland by a cybercrime gang using the Sinowal Trojan, first detected in ... (view more)

Fri
02
Nov
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'Melissa' Exposes Self, Security Hole

Spammers have recruited an unusual new ally in their battle against security checks: 'Melissa' the virtual stripper. She features in the Captcha Trojan, named because of its attempts to get 'round the 'Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell ... Computers and Humans Apart' technology. This is the system where users have to type in the letters they see in an image, designed to stop computers automatically completing a forum. The spammers behind this case are trying to automatically sign up for multiple Yahoo mail accounts. The Captcha Trojan replaces Yahoo pages with what appears to be a ... (view more)

Thu
06
Sep
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The German Version of Big Brother

Ah, the modern wonders of 21st century technology. We live in a world where illegal wiretapping is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to violations of civil rights violations against U.S. citizens. Now, Germany reportedly wants to get ... involved in spying on citizens using tech, too. German officials want to use Trojan horse software to secretly monitor potential terror suspects' computing habits. German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is trying to include using Trojan horses as part of a broader security law being considered by the German government, alleging that judicial approval ... (view more)

Thu
23
Aug
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Trojan Makes Off With Thousands of Identities

Need a job? At some point, all of us will be in that very position. However, nobody will ever want their identity stolen, although that's just what's been happening on one of the web's most popular job posting sites. InformationWeek recently ... reported the dirty doings of one particular advertising agency responsible for banners on the immensely popular and universal Monster.com. Uncovering the scam was security company SecureWorks, who discovered that one guilty party was responsible for thousands upon thousands of stolen identities. (Source: washingtonpost.com ) How'd they do it? The thieving ... (view more)

Wed
09
May
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Warning! New Trojan Identified by Symantec -- This One's Crafty!

If you have Windows XP, 2000, Server 2003, 95, 98, or NT, beware! Symantec has identified a new Trojan Horse aimed at snatching credit card details. Once the Trojan has made its way onto your system (via an infected email, for example), The ... Windows-reactivation Trojan, known as "Trojan.Kardphisher," appears as a message from Microsoft with the headline "Microsoft Piracy Control." It tells the user that their current copy of Windows has been activated by another user and must be reactivated before it can be used again. It gives the user two options: reactivate Windows over the Internet ... (view more)

Fri
01
Dec
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Yet Another Nudie Trojan Warning

Web security gurus from Sophos have found another reason to keep your zipper up and belt firmly buckled. As if it weren't already good practice to avoid nudies on the Internet, a new Trojan horse is teasing web users with explicit images and videos. ... The problems have arisen via emails. No surprise there. Although the folks at Sophos (and Infopackets, too) are still finding it hard to believe that people could be duped into something so blatantly laced with threats, there are those out there who are clicking. (source: hackinthebox.org ) What happens to those individuals is not quite as ... (view more)

Sun
13
Aug
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Spicy Pictures Whammy Users With Spyware

And now for the biggest surprise of the day: Malware goons are using spicy pictures to install Trojan horses on the computers of excited users. Online security firm Sophos recently reported that the picture slideshow of an exotic young Russian named ... "Victoria Stasova" is installing a vicious Trojan that nabs information from an aroused user's system. Presenting the scantily-clad Russian through a three-frame slideshow, the Troj/Keylog-HD Trojan steals keystrokes and personal data from the infected PC. Graham Cluely, a tech consultant for Sophos, believes that many excited users will be duped ... (view more)

Tue
04
Jul
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Spyware Alert! Don't Open Emails with Laptop Offers

Here's yet another good reason to pick up Spyware Doctor : a new Trojan has been sweeping the Internet via spam emails. The spam messages actually contain attached MS Word documents, offering information about popular laptop sales from companies ... such as Apple, Sony, and HP. Typically, the document contains specs on laptops, such as processing speed, RAM, and even product dimensions. The malware, named "Kukudro-A", is a host Trojan which attaches itself to the MS Word documents. Once Kukudro-A infects a PC, it presents messages with content like "worth to see", "prices", and even a ... (view more)

Tue
20
Jun
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Trojan Psw Win32 Sinowalu Next Gen Phishing Scam

Recently, Kaspersky Labs detected a new form of spam email which contains an attachment of a password-stealing Trojan horse. The attached malware, which is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's consent, is ... called "Trojan-PSW.Win32.Sinowal.u" (herein referred to as "PSW"). (Source: viruslist.com ) Senior research engineers at Kaspersky Lab refer to PSW as being "the next-generation Trojan." The variant is part of the "Sinowal" family of password stealing Trojans, which is designed to steal usernames and passwords entered ... (view more)

Tue
20
Jun
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Trojan-PSW.Win32.Sinowal.u: Next-Gen Phishing Scam

Recently, Kaspersky Labs detected a new form of spam email which contains an attachment of a password-stealing Trojan horse. The attached malware, which is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's consent, is ... called "Trojan-PSW.Win32.Sinowal.u" (herein referred to as "PSW"). (Source: viruslist.com ) Senior research engineers at Kaspersky Lab refer to PSW as being "the next-generation Trojan." The variant is part of the "Sinowal" family of password stealing Trojans, which is designed to steal usernames and passwords entered ... (view more)

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