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    The ZeuS/ZBOT malware family is probably one of the most well-known malware families today . It is normally known for stealing credentials associated with online banking accounts. However, ZBOT is no one-trick pony. Some ZBOT variants perform other routines like downloading or dropping other threats like ransomware. We recently came across one variant detected as TROJ_ZCLICK.A, which seemingly “locks” the desktop to display websites. This kind of behavior is out of the ordinary for a ZBOT variant. Once it infiltrates the system, ...

    Posted in Malware |



    As more countries join in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, we are seeing cybercriminals use this highly talked-about topic to unleash different online threats. One involves a fake video about this flight, which we believe is spreading via email. The video is supposedly a five-minute clip about MH70 named Malaysian Airlines MH370 5m Video.exe. In reality, it is a backdoor detected as detected as BKDR_OTOPROXY.WR. As is the case with most backdoors, this malware allows a remote attacker to ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Spam |



    I attended the RSA 2014 Conference in San Francisco, which has held about two weeks ago. This year the conference offered new insights to today's threat landscape, which will help us all plan for and protect users in 2014 and beyond. Largest Security Conference of 2014 The attendance numbers for RSA are always impressive: this year had more than 25,000 attendees, 400+ sponsors and exhibitors, with more than 550 speakers. Such was the number of vendors that two large Exposition Halls - ...

    Posted in Data, Malware |



    Rockstar Games' latest offering for the videogame industry, open-world crime simulator Grand Theft Auto V, came out several months ago for consoles to fanfare and anticipation. Unsurprisingly, people have been waiting for the PC version, despite Rockstar Games being very mum about its release date (or even its existence). This uncertainty did not stop cybercriminals from taking advantage of the pre-release publicity. We recently found a spam campaign making the rounds; this one claims that the user has been invited to the ...

    Posted in Malware, Spam |



    Recently, a mass stabbing incident in Kunming, China left 29 victims dead. We came across an email which used this incident as social engineering bait. To appear legitimate, the message talks about the incident at length and cites several news outlets as its sources. It encourages the user to open the attached document for more information. The document is entitled “Violent terror attack,” probably named as such to pique the recipient’s interest. Figure 1. Spammed message The attached document is actually malicious, and ...

    Posted in Malware, Spam, Targeted Attacks |


     

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