August 16, 2015, 4:15 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

A new spam campaign has hit Romanian speaking Internet users during the past week. Bundled with apparently innocuous Word attachments, the spam wave is one of the largest and most complex efforts to install the banker Trojan Dridex on victims’ … Continue reading

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November 5, 2014, 12:00 am
in Anti-Malware Research , by Exploits Team

Over the past few months we’ve been monitoring the Rovnix botnet (other AV vendors call it papras/ursnif/gozi). We have observed as infection vectors pay per install campaigns, but also the Andromeda malware. We have analyzed the malware’s DGA, sinkholed it, … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014, 2:53 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bianca Stanescu

With the Ukrainian conflict in mind, an alleged hacker community from Russia installs data-stealing malware on users’ machines by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments. Oddly enough, over 40 per cent of the infected servers are in … Continue reading

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July 9, 2014, 3:11 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

In an ever-connected world, malware thrives and multiplies at an incredible rate. More than 200,000 samples are built, packed and pushed on the market daily. Few of these threats manage to cause widespread havoc and only a meager handful become … Continue reading

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November 6, 2012, 7:48 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

Ever since the release of Windows 8, one of the key marketing points of the new OS made in Redmond was built-in safety. Given that we’re a curious bunch of people here in the Labs, we decided to take an … Continue reading

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June 11, 2012, 8:30 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by mtivadar

As we previously stated in our first blog post, there is a component that may link Stuxnet to Flame. This component called atmpsvcn.ocx, was a piece of malware that was detected as a generic sample of Stuxnet. We discovered it … Continue reading

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June 5, 2012, 5:00 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

Earlier this week, we published a review of some of the Flamer components that rank it amongst the fiercest tools of data syphoning in the world. We already discussed about its ability to leak documents and large amounts of data … Continue reading

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May 13, 2010, 11:12 am
in Anti-Malware Research , by admin

The MIT SpamConference of 2010 was host to a presentation about the dangers of social media, as applied primarily to Facebook.

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April 21, 2010, 10:53 am
in Uncategorized , by admin

It appears that there has been an order-of-magnitude change in the number of known viruses. To add further empirical proof to the theory that evil never rests, we have assembled a chart delineating the increase in the number of viruses … Continue reading

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