Archive for the ‘Cybercrime’ Category

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MS Office files used to spread malwares

New malware have been observed by TrendMicro that is targeting Microsoft office files. The virus is using windows PowerShell script which is allowed on many environments by system administrator to customize OS configuration. The malware is named CRIGENT and it integrates itself with word or excel document. When the victim opens the malicious file it [...]

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Grand Theft Auto V Used by Scammers

Security researchers at TrendMicro alerting of new cyber attack that is using Rockstar Game (Grand Theft Auto V).  the game is still running on  special consoles while many users are expecting to have a new version that can used on standard Computers. Here cybercriminals  have prepared a spam message claims to provide the required version. Screenshot [...]

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WhatsApp Desktop Version is a Banking Trojan

TrendMicro security researchers are alerting for another malicious campaign that is targeting whatsApp users. Email message claim to provide a desktop version for windows and Mac for the mobile application WhatsApp. The message includes a url link to download the claimed application. Screenshot for the email scam by TrendMicro (click to enlarge) Any user that [...]

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NTP Amplification DDoS Attack on CloudFlare

CloudFlare disclosed the information for the largest DDoS attack that exploited vulnerability in NTP protocol. The report estimates the DDoS attack to be 400 Gb/s. This is a new threat that target network time protocol on port 123 that is normally used to synchronize time servers. February 10, 2014 1298 NTP servers on different networks [...]

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Gameover Largest Banking Trojan in 2013

Security researchers at Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) have published a report analyzing banking botnets in 2013. Charts on the report show that the most active banking malware over this year is called Gameover a modified version of the famous Trojan Zeus. 38% of all malicious activity in the cyberspace is related to Gameover. [...]

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Identity Theft: How 2012 Affects What You Should Do in 2014

In 2012, identity theft cost U.S. citizens more than $24 billion. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports losses affecting 16.6 million people. In the vein of government-related identity crimes, fraudulent tax returns and falsified filings of government benefit papers top the list of reported incidents. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), document-related theft accounts [...]

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Yahoo Serves Malicious Ads

Thousands of users were victims to a new malware attack according to Fox-IT Security Company that is based in Netherlands. The malware infects any user that is browsing a website contain Yahoo advertising banner. The first investigation revealed that the cause of the infection is ads.yahoo.com which include frames and downloaded content from: blistartoncom.org (192.133.137.59), [...]

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