June 8, 2016, 4:13 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Alexandra GHEORGHE

Bitdefender detects and blocks a new type of ransomware that replicates itself on removable and network drives. The sample analyzed by our researchers has worm-like capabilities – it can spread via autorun.inf files on USB drives. When an infected USB is plugged into … Continue reading

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March 28, 2016, 1:56 pm
in Free Tools , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender anti-malware researchers have released a new vaccine tool which can protect against known and possible future versions of the CTB-Locker, Locky and TeslaCrypt crypto ransomware families by exploiting flaws in their spreading methods.

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March 8, 2016, 5:05 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

According to Bitdefender researchers, the trojaned Transmission torent client update dubbed KeRanger racks up a number of firsts, being the world’s first piece of fully functional Mac OS X ransomware, first Mac OS X malware distributed via a signed software … Continue reading

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February 24, 2016, 4:24 pm
in Uncategorized , by Liviu Arsene

Windows ransomware has inflicted financial losses for the past couple of years, especially since almost half of victims end up paying to recover their files. However, cybercriminals have apparently been eyeballing other platforms as well, as our Android report for … Continue reading

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November 9, 2015, 9:09 am
in Anti-Malware Research , by Alexandra GHEORGHE

[UPDATE] The Cryptowall operators have modified the way they check whether a system has been infected or not, which renders the Cryptowall Vaccine ineffective in some cases. Because we cannot guarantee the proper functioning of the vaccine anymore, we decided to retire … Continue reading

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March 24, 2015, 12:52 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Victor LUNCASU

We have recently came across a piece of malware which is known as HanciTor (as  ESET-NOD32 calls it) or Chanitor (based on the detection name given by Microsoft). The main purpose of this malware is to download other malware and … 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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May 7, 2014, 7:02 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

It was just a matter of time until the highly prolific gang behind the Reveton / IcePol network made a move on Android. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, given that Android is the world’s dominant mobile operating system.

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January 30, 2014, 4:10 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender researchers have gained access on September 26, 2013 to the disk images of a server network which was being used to distribute the ICEPOL trojan and to run pay per click campaigns. They have analyzed the software, hoping to … Continue reading

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November 13, 2013, 3:58 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender Labs researchers have reverse-engineered the Cryptolocker domain generation algorythm and sinkholed the relevant domains between October 27 and November 1.

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