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    The earlier Flash zero-days of the year have brought a new malware threat to the forefront: the BEDEP malware family. It has been the payload of two zero-day exploits in recent weeks: CVE-2015-0311 in late January, and CVE-2015-0313 in early February. While these attacks made BEDEP far more widespread, it was not exactly a new malware family either. It was first spotted in September 2014, and is believed to be involved in both advertising fraud and other botnet-related activity. Its popularity as an attack ...

    Posted in Malware |

    A study conducted around June last year revealed a malware-based fraud ring that infiltrated one of Brazil’s most popular payment methods – the Boleto Bancário, or simply the boleto. While the research and analysis was already published by RSA, we've recently discovered that this highly profitable fraud is still out in the wild and remains an effective way for cybercriminals for online banking theft in Brazil. The boleto malware campaign had a reported potential loss of US$3.75 billion. The recent detections ...

    We have been observing a new malware that infects point-of-sale (POS) systems. This malware may have been active since 2013, possibly earlier. Trend Micro will be naming this new malware family as PwnPOS to differentiate it from other known PoS malware families. In this blog post, we will discuss the technical details of this PoS malware. Researchers and incident response teams can add our findings to their growing number of PoS malware indicators. Technical Summary PwnPOS is one of those perfect examples of ...

    In monitoring the ransomware TorrentLocker, we noticed a new development in its arrival vector. In previous entries, we noted that a particular wave of the crypto-ransomware was using spammed messages that were designed to evade spam filters. Our research now shows that TorrentLocker malware are using emails that are designed to pass spam filters and also collect information. Using SPF to DMARC Previous spammed messages were authorized by the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM). SPF provides a mechanism to allow ...

    Posted in Malware, Spam |

    2014 was a year where cybercriminal attacks crippled both likely and unlikely targets. A year rife with destructive attacks, 2014 proved to be a difficult one for individuals and companies who were victimized by these threats. Massive data breach disclosures came one after another in 2014 in much more rapid succession than past years. The Sony Pictures breach in December, along with the other big breaches of the year illustrated the wide spectrum of losses that can hit a company that ...


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