February 14, 2017, 1:22 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bogdan Botezatu

APT28 operators have upped their game – the Xagent payload now can target victims running Mac OS X to steal passwords, grab screens and steal iPhone backups stored on the Mac.

May 16, 2016, 9:03 am
in Anti-Malware Research , by Alexandra GHEORGHE

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar business mostly ran by Google, Yahoo or Bing via AdSense-like programs. The current generation of clickbots such as the Redirector.Paco Trojan have taken abuse to a whole new level, burning through companies’ advertising budget at an unprecedented pace.

March 10, 2014, 12:52 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Bianca Stanescu

More than 2,000 people have been tricked into installing a Trojan after clicking on a new Facebook scam that promises naked videos of their friends. According to Bitdefender Labs, the countries with the most detected infections are Romania, the UK, … Continue reading

October 25, 2013, 3:31 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender antimalware researcher Octavian Minea explains the detailed inner workings of the Cryptolocker ransomware:

June 25, 2013, 2:39 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender has introduced a new feature in its mobile security offering, following the discovery of the Obad trojan, which takes device admin privileges but afterwards won’t let go. Obad has been called the most complex Android trojan to date and, … Continue reading

April 4, 2013, 1:37 pm
in Anti-Malware Research, Free Tools , by Razvan Stoica

The Trojan.Icepol e-threat (that we’ve covered here before) is still alive and very much kicking. In fact, according to Bitdefender antimalware researcher Razvan Benchea, its developers are kicking out version after version, at rapid pace, in a (somewhat misguided) attempt … Continue reading

March 28, 2012, 3:38 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

With the recent explosion of bootkit variants, “old” trojans are getting a new lease of life by including bootkit functionality.  As part of our ongoing series on emerging e-threats, we present Rootkit.MBR.Yurn.A, which has managed to avoid (so far) detection … Continue reading

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September 29, 2011, 2:47 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

Bitdefender antimalware researchers Csaba-Zsolt Juhos and Vlad Ilie thoroughly documented SndApps as a trojan malware family – but Google doesn’t see it their way.

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May 12, 2011, 2:50 pm
in Anti-Malware Research , by Razvan Stoica

The android-based e-threats found so far are exclusively trojans, masquerading either as legitimate or as pirated versions of popular applications. Only one in particular functions as a trojan downloader and that, only on rooted devices.