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    Figure 1. Motto taken from the InstallBrain website (http://www.installbrain.com) on July 3, 2014” “Monetize On Non-buyers” is the bold motto of InstallBrain—adware that turns out to have been developed by an Israeli company called iBario Ltd. This motto clearly summarizes the potential risks adware companies can introduce to users, especially when they install stuff on systems without their consent. Adware is often perceived as low-risk, because these usually display unwanted popups and pop under advertisements. However, they can pose serious security risks when ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |



    In announcing the release of the 64-bit version for Chrome last month, Google mentioned that one of the primary drivers of the move was that majority of Windows users are now using 64-bit operating systems. The adoption rate for 64-bit for Windows has been a tad slower than what Microsoft had initially predicted, but it has been steady, and it is evident in the availability of support by software developers. Unfortunately, however, we've been seeing the same adoption being implemented by attackers through ...




    TROJ_UPATRE, the most common malware threat distributed via spam, is known for downloading encrypted Gameover ZeuS onto affected systems. This ZeuS variant, in turn, is known for its use of peer-to-peer connections to its command-and-contol (C&C) servers.  This behavior has been known about since October 2013. We have observed that these specific ZeuS variants are now employing non-binary files. The UPATRE downloader is also responsible for decrypting these malicious files. This is done to bypass security features and avoid detection and removal ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Botnets, Malware |



    In our 1Q Threat roundup report, we noted that the number of mobile malware and high-risk applications reached the two-million mark and is rapidly growing. In our monitoring of the mobile threat landscape, we have recently discovered an Android malware that is spreading fast in Taiwan, detected as ANDROIDOS_RUSMS.A. Mobile users fall victim via SMS spam attack. Users receive an SMS in order to lure them to install the malicious app. The messages read as follows: 您正在申請網上支付103年3月電費共計480元,若非本人操作,請查看電子憑證進行取消 (malicious link) 您的快遞簽收通知單, (malicious link) Translated into English, these read as: You ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Mobile |



    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is all but underway, and the fervor of such a prestigious and newsworthy event is already setting competing nations' populations on fire. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are getting into the mood too. Besides recently flooding the internet with phishing scams and the taking down two Brazilian government sites by hacktivists (the Sao Paulo Military Police website  and the official World Cup 2014 Brazil website), cybercriminals are also targeting the mobile scene with scads of World Cup-themed mobile malware  - ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Mobile, Social |


     

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