“Dial ‘M’ for malware” sounds like a good phrase to sum this up… TrendLabs researchers have received reports of what appears to be an attempt of a massive DNS poisoning attack in Mexico. True to the growing complexity of Web threats, the weapons of choice include social engineering, malware download, pharming, and — here’s the…Read More
While this is completely unrelated to any particular malware, there is a rather disconcerting DNS cache-poisoning vulnerability that has surfaced which deserves the attention of any and every organization on the planet that operates their own DNS servers. The importance of determining if you are vulnerable, and getting the vulnerability fixed quickly, is becoming more…Read More
We have been detecting a new wave of network attacks since early March, which, for now, are targeting Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The attacks use Domain Name System (DNS) cache poisoning/DNS spoofing, possibly through infringement techniques such as brute-force or dictionary attacks, to distribute and install malicious Android apps. Trend Micro detects these as ANDROIDOS_XLOADER.HRX.
These malware pose as legitimate Facebook or Chrome applications. They are distributed from polluted DNS domains that send a notification to an unknowing victim’s device. The malicious apps can steal personally identifiable and financial data and install additional apps. XLoader can also hijack the infected device (i.e., send SMSs) and sports self-protection/persistence mechanisms through device administrator privileges.Read More
Virus Coordinator for Trend Micro Latin America Jose Lopez Tello recently discovered a very interesting malware attack that seems to be (at first blush) related to the previous Banamex phishing e-mails reported last January and earlier this month. Similar to the past attacks, this malware aims to steal money by targeting customers of Banamex, the…Read More
We’ve previously discussed how difficult it is to safely connect to networks when on the go. This is particularly true on vacations and holidays, where the availability of Internet access is one of the most important factors when looking for a place to stay. In fact, many holiday lodges and hotels today have made Wi-Fi access an…Read More