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Tag: Trojan Horses

Source code for Carberp financial malware is for sale at a very low price, researchers say

IDG News Service — The source code for the Carberp banking Trojan program is being offered for sale on the underground market at a very affordable price, which could result in additional Carberp-based financial malware being developed in the future, according to researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB. A person believed to be a…
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Zeus Money Mule Recruiting Scam Targets Job Seekers

(Threatpost) No one can say that hackers don’t have a sense of irony. In search of money mules, attackers behind a variant of the Zeus Trojan have configured the malware to activate when users visit careerbuilder[.]com with code that redirects victims to an advertisement for a mule-recruitment website. Researchers at Trusteer spotted the scheme in…
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New backdoor ‘KeyBoy’ malware hits Asia with targeted attacks

IDG News Service – Users from Vietnam, India, China, Taiwan and possibly other countries, were targeted as part of an attack campaign that uses Microsoft Word documents rigged with exploits in order to install a backdoor program that allows attackers to steal information, according to researchers from security firm Rapid7. The targeted attacks used specifically…
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Mobile Version of Cridex Banking Trojan Spotted in the Wild

(Softpedia) Popular banking Trojans usually come with a mobile component that allows cybercriminals to bypass two factor authentication systems and gain access to their victims’ bank accounts. Mobile components of ZeuS (ZitMo), SpyEye (SPitMo), Citadel (CitMo) and Carberp have been around for quite some time. Now, experts from RSA say they’ve also spotted an SMS…
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New Android Trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws, researchers say

IDG News Service – A newly discovered Trojan program exploits previously unknown flaws in Android and borrows techniques from Windows malware in order to evade detection and achieve persistence on infected devices. Security researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab named the new malicious application Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a and labeled it the most sophisticated Android Trojan program to…
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Chinese hacked Obama, McCain campaigns, took internal documents, officials say

(NBC News) The U.S. secretly traced a massive cyberespionage operation against the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain to hacking  units backed by the People’s Republic of China, prompting  high level warnings to Chinese officials to stop such activities,  U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. The disclosure on the eve of a…
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Most small businesses can’t restore all data after a cyber attack

(Net Security) Almost one-third of U.S. small businesses surveyed by the Ponemon Institute had a cyber attack in the previous year, and nearly three-quarters of those businesses were not able to fully restore their company’s computer data. The primary causes of cyber attacks on small businesses were computer viruses, worms and Trojans (61 percent) and…
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‘NetTraveler’ Cyberespionage Campaign Uncovered

(Dark Reading) A less sophisticated but long-running cyberspying program out of China aimed at high-profile targets in government, embassies, oil and gas, military contractors, activists, and universities has infected hundreds of targets across 40 nations. The so-called NetTraveler campaign revealed today by Kaspersky Lab comes from a midsize APT group out of China that has…
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Android malware in pictures – a blow-by-blow account of mobile scareware

(Naked Security) Fake anti-virus, also suggestively known as scareware, tricks you into paying money by pretending to find threats such as viruses and Trojans on your computer. The scan to find the “threats” is free; the cleanup part is not. If you do pay up, the software then pretends to remove the non-existent threats so…
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