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January 30, 2009  4:23 AM

“Victim” of Cybercrime Found Searching for Illegal Porn



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Cybercrime, Malware, Trojan

Talk about irony. You get infected by a cybercriminal's illegal bot (Ozdok/Mega-D in this case) which takes a screen shot that shows you searching for illegal underage porn; then, security researchers get hold of some screen shots from the bot's command and control (C&C) server; while going...

January 17, 2009  3:27 AM

Software for Secure Computing: Exploit Prevention Labs Link Scanner



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Cybercrime, Exploits, Malware, Secure Computing, Security, Vulnerabilities

With cybercriminals now actively poisoning search results and legitimate websites--unbeknownst to the webmasters--you can't be too careful when clicking on links. Take a look at this video library presented by


November 25, 2008  10:11 PM

Phony Security Software Cleared from 1 Million PCs



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Cybercrime, Malware, Scam, Security, Trojan

According to Microsoft, the November release of its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) removed the phony security software, Win32/FakeSecSen, from 994,061 distinct machines in just nine days:


November 20, 2008  5:41 PM

Super-Trojan Sinowal/Mebroot: Seven Ways to Protect Yourself



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Microsoft Windows, Rootkit, Security, Trojan, Vulnerabilities

Sinowal, also known as "Mebroot" and "Torpig" to various antivirus companies, is a dangerous rootkit that uses the computer's Master Boot Record (MBR) as its...


November 12, 2008  2:11 PM

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Released



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

For the past couple of years, Microsoft has been issuing a semi-annual report on the security threat landscape. The latest version of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR), v5, was released last Monday....


October 2, 2008  8:12 PM

Beware Google AdWords Phishing Attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Phishing, Rootkit, Security

Criminals are targeting Google AdWords customers with phony emails requesting the victim download a 128-bit SSL certificate. A client received this version (there are quite a few variations):


September 28, 2008  4:39 PM

Clickjacking: The Latest Criminal Tactic



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Clickjacking, Cybercrime, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Phishing, Security, Vulnerabilities

According to US-CERT's latest alert, "Multiple Web Browsers Affected by Clickjacking," there's a new cross-browser exploit technique called "Clickjacking." One


September 21, 2008  5:10 PM

Beware of the Fake Video Codec Malware Trick



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Security, Social Engineering, Trojan

A variant of Win32/Zlob is being spread by cybercriminals via the fake video codec trick. Through misdirection or outright deception (including social engineering), users are sent to a site that has...


September 19, 2008  1:30 AM

Antivirus XP 2008/2009 Malware Up the Ante



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Cybercrime, Malware, Virus

According to US-CERT, the cybercriminals who are foisting fake antivirus programs, such as   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 31, 2008  4:30 PM

CERT Says Linux is Under Attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
CERT, Cybercrime, Instrusion prevention, Intrusion detection, Linux, Rootkit, Security, Vulnerabilities

It had to happen sooner or later; as Linux gains an ever-increasing foothold (Linux market share to reach 7% in 2008 ) in the market, it will become a viable target for criminal hackers. According to the U.S. Computer Emergency...


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