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Linux Bank Trojan ‘Hand of Thief’ debuts

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that malware targets other Operating Systems besides Windows. However, it does exist, and is equally potent in its malicious nature. Researchers at RSA recently uncovered a new Linux Bank Trojan called “Hand of Thief”. Offered in closed cyber-crime communites

Once again, Skype has proven itself to be a valuable tool for the spread of malware and other malicious  doings by cyber criminals.  Our researchers have discovered a scam being spread via Skype that is designed to steal the log in credentials for Skype users by dangling free premium upgrades.  However unlike other attacks, this […]

Who is ‘Whois’ ?

On March 20th, reports were circulating that a cyberattack had been conducted against broadcast networks and banks in South Korea.  In typical reaction, it was suspected that North Korea may have been to blame, although no evidence has surfaced supporting this idea.  However, it’s recently been reported that at least one of the bank attacks […]

From Russia with Ransomware

This week the research team stumbled across a Russian ransomware sample so I decided to take a peek.  The ransom message demands your money (in rubles, actually) and threatens to delete your data if payment isn’t sent within 12 hours.

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