Traditional host-based anti-malware packages just aren’t that useful anymore, according to some companies that find it either doesn’t protect against the main dangers they face from the Web or it simply doesn’t run well in virtualized computer environments.
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I have seen Android malware deleting SMS messages, I have seen Android malware sending SMS, but this is the first time I have seen an Android malware act as an SMS relay. My colleagues and I were recently able to handle a sample of an Android malware that uses an infected device as a [...]
We’ve recently received a sample of the bot client that was used by hacker group Lulzsec Brazil in conducting DDoS attacks against Brazilian websites. Those affected included the websites of both the Brazilian government and President. The said attack is not the first of its kind from the group – as the main LulzSec [...]
People say there is no such thing as a free lunch, and as we’ve recently found out, there’s no such thing as free supper either. We’ve recently come across a spam run that uses a nonexistent promotion from popular fastfood chain McDonald’s to convince users to execute a malicious file. The spammed email messages are [...]
Last June 17, 2011, the Japanese parliament approved a revised proposal for criminal law against creating and keeping malware, also known as the cybercrime law. The key point about this revised criminal law is that malware writers will be penalized if malware was created and distributed under the following circumstances: Without a legitimate reason With [...]