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Category Archives: Malware Analysis

The nitty-gritty technical details from our malware researchers and developers about all the nastiest malware out there.

DDOS, the doorbell ditch of cybercrime

July 1, 2013 | BY

This morning, Michael Callahan of Juniper Networks posted an article on SecurityWeek.com about distributed denial of service, or DDOS, called “Take a Broader, Deeper, Wider Bite out of Cybercrime.” A DDOS attack is when numerous client systems send massive amounts of network traffic to a single web server in the hopes of making it impossible […]

Malware in a Jar

April 3, 2013 | BY

As researchers find more security flaws in Oracle Java, the software continues to be used for exploitation and malware delivery.  This year has been a shaky start for the cross-platform web technology, where it seems the number of documented vulnerabilities is hard to number. If you recall in January, we saw a zero-day later found […]

Malwarebytes Hit by Targeted Attack!

April 1, 2013 | BY

Dear Readers, We regret to inform you that over the weekend, Malwarebytes was under direct, targeted attack from a new type of malware of unknown origin. The malware was shutting down systems left and right at our headquarters. We were able to cut off its spread through our network and obtain a sample of it […]

High Exposure

March 14, 2013 | BY

Bill Gates is the latest victim of a series of hacks targeting celebrities and getting their private information exposed to the world. A group of hackers who already published Social Security Numbers, Credit Reports and banking details, addresses etc. for several other high profiles, is still enjoying an undisrupted run. Equifax recently confirmed being breached […]

Law Against Cookies

February 20, 2013 | BY

In May  2011 the European Union changed the law that covers the use of electronic communications networks to store information, e.g. using cookies, or gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user. One year later, in May 2012 the law was updated in the sense that implied consent was […]

Text Popups

February 13, 2013 | BY

What is a text popup? A text popup is a link that opens a popup box containing advertisements, usually prompted by a mouse-over. Where do they come from? As a moderator on a few forums and as an amateur web-designer, I often get complaints from people asking me to remove the annoying text popups or […]

Tools of the Trade: Exploit Kits

February 11, 2013 | BY

Exploit Kits are a serious cyber threat today, estimated to be responsible for the vast percentage of malware infections worldwide.  Exploit kits distributed currently through both public and underground sources appeal to a wide range of audiences, from inexperienced hackers to seasoned “black hat” cybercriminals.  Perhaps you or someone you know may have heard about […]

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