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    A new spam attack disguised as invoice message notifications was recently seen spreading the UPATRE malware, that ultimately downloads its final  payload- a BANKER malware related to the DYREZA/DYRE banking malware. Background In early October we observed a surge of spammed messages sent by the botnet CUTWAIL/PUSHDO, totaling to more than 18,000 messages seen in a single day. CUTWAIL/PUSHDO has been in the wild since as early as 2007 and was considered one of the biggest spam botnets in 2009. We spotted some spammed emails that disguise itself as invoice message ...

    Posted in Malware, Spam |



    Three out of nine security bulletins in today’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday are marked as Critical while the rest are tagged as Important The patches address vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer, and Microsoft .NET Framework, including the zero-day exploit affecting Microsoft Windows. MS14-060 discusses the Sandworm zero-day vulnerability, which was reported hours earlier. Based on our analysis, attackers may use this vulnerability to create/execute malware payloads, given that it not too difficult to exploit. Attackers can just know the format and create their own PowerPoint exploit. Trend Micro detects ...

    Posted in Malware, Vulnerabilities |



    Prior to the release of Microsoft’s monthly patch Tuesday, a new zero-day exploiting Windows vulnerability covered in CVE-2014-4114 was reported by iSight. The said vulnerability affects desktop and server versions of Vista and Sever 2008 to current versions. It was believed to be associated in cyber attacks related to NATO by Russian cyber espionage group. Based on our analysis, the vulnerability exists in PACKAGER.DLL, which is a part of Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) property. By using a crafted PowerPoint ...




    Malicious ads are a common method of sending users to sites that contain malicious code. Recently, however, these ads have showed up on a new attack platform: YouTube. Over the past few months, we have been monitoring a malicious campaign that used malicious ads to direct users to various malicious sites. Users in the United States have been affected almost exclusively, with more than 113,000 victims in the United States alone over a 30-day period. Figure 1. Countries affected by this malicious ad campaign Recently, ...



    Oct10
    7:15 am (UTC-7)   |    by

    In the first part of this series, we discussed both the routines and entry point of the banking malware DYRE. However, information theft isn’t the last step for this malware. It turns out this malware is also involved in yet another scheme—the parcel mule scam. The Parcel and the Mule During our analysis of DYRE malware, Global BlackPoint, a web panel, was uncovered. Figure 1. Global BlackPoint site A quick search online led to domain listings, which have been leased over a year ago. ...

    Posted in Malware |


     

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