When there are celebrity stories such as the death of Whitney Houston in the press, we expect to see BlackHat SEO attacks and other cybercriminal campaigns using these themes to distribute malware. However, a recent targeted attack against Tibetan activists caught our attention. The lure in this case was the story of Jeremy Lin, [...]
If a Mac OS X user visits a web page, and their Java is not up to date, the malware infection will occur without their intervention.
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The Internet has played a significant role in the current conflict in Syria. The opposition has made increasing use of platforms such as Facebook to organize and spread their message. In response, supporters of the regime like the “Syrian Electronic Army” have sought to disrupt these activities by defacing websites and spamming Facebook pages. [...]
During the past few days, we’ve been monitoring Laduree.fr, the website of a well-known confectionery company based in France. A seemingly unlikely target for cybercrime, Ladurée’s website was compromised in order to infect users’ systems with ransomware. The ransomware, detected as TROJ_RANSOM.BOV pretends to be notifications from the National Gendarmerie (French: Gendarmerie nationale), commonly known [...]
We’re seeing more and more scams on the Android Market. Last week, we wrote about a developer that uses popular app names to trick users into downloading fake ones. Before that, we saw a fake Temple Run app making the rounds on the Android Market. This time, we saw 37 more apps that share a [...]