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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Phishing 101: Part 1

June 29, 2012 | BY

This week, there is a lot of media hype over emails being sent to users of the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest because of severe IT issues making it impossible for users to access their accounts online. The emails offer users the ability to log-in to their accounts and provide a link to the […]

BlackShades in Syria

June 21, 2012 | BY

As reported by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) earlier this week, a new Trojan is being spread to Syrian activists in an attempt to employ electronic surveillance on the group and its members.  This Trojan is none other than the BlackShades RAT I blogged about last week as Part 2 of a series on different […]

You Dirty RAT! Part 2 – BlackShades NET

June 15, 2012 | BY

Last week we talked about the Remote Administration Trojan DarkComet and all the wonderful and scary things it can do.  In response to the twitter post announcing the blog, the author of DarkComet tweeted an answer to my big bold question: “Considering that this is a Remote Administration Tool, to be used for good and […]

You Dirty RAT! Part 1 – DarkComet

June 9, 2012 | BY

Last week, I talked a little about the Flame Trojan and how much the average user would need to worry about being infected with it, which is none.  State-sponsored RAT malware, like Flame, would likely not infect average users and even in the off chance that it did, the operators behind the malware would probably […]

RATs of Unusual Sizes

June 1, 2012 | BY

The flame malware has been referred to by some as “The most sophisticated malware to date” and while it is quite an impressive piece of espionage spyware, it poses little threat to the common user. In this blog post I am going to go over a quick summary of the technical capabilities of the Flame […]