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PSA: Check Your Computer For DNSChanger Or Risk Getting Booted Off The Web On Monday

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It’s something of a 21st Century nightmare — headlines are declaring that come Monday morning, thousands of people could wake up to a startling lack of Internet access all because of a crafty bit of malware. How chilling! Well, it would be more chilling if people haven’t had plenty of...
PSA: Check Your Computer For DNSChanger Or Risk Getting Booted Off The Web On Monday
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DNS records of Go Daddy sites altered to serve up malware that demands ransom from victims

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Cybercriminals have managed to alter the DNS records of some Go Daddy hosted websites. As a result, users visiting these pages are being infected with ransomware. For the uninitiated, ransomware is a very profitable type of threat which restricts access to the computer it infects, spamming the user with prompts...
DNS records of Go Daddy sites altered to serve up malware that demands ransom from victims
"Madi" malware acts like Flame virus, targets Middle East
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CloudFlare and OpenDNS team up to help raise awareness of the DNSChanger malware

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DNS. It’s a tricky piece of Internet technology and a a couple of years ago a group had released some malware that was sending people to the wrong websites, attempting to use phishing schemes in order to profit. The FBI tracked the group and eventually shut it down, but millions...
CloudFlare and OpenDNS team up to help raise awareness of the DNSChanger malware

Storming the castle: Microsoft, FBI attack Citadel botnet

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Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) claims that it has taken down more than 1,000 of the estimated 1,400 command-and-control servers behind the Citadel botnets in a joint operation with the FBI. The botnets in this case are plural, because while the software running the malware and command-and-control servers is functionally...
Storming the castle: Microsoft, FBI attack Citadel botnet

Cross-platform 'Crisis' malware infects Windows, OSX, VMWare

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Researchers from Kapersky Lab have released a description of a new malware delivery platform capable of spreading itself and its payload to Windows, Max OS X, VMware virtual machines, and Windows Mobile devices. The "Crisis" trojan is capable of intercepting emails and instant messages, with a module to keep track...
Cross-platform 'Crisis' malware infects Windows, OSX, VMWare

Microsoft renders Flame contained with Windows Update revamp

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Following a groundbreaking cryptographic attack that hijacked the platform Microsoft uses to deliver updates to millions of large customers, the company has issued changes designed to prevent similar exploits from working again. The company's Windows Server Update Services, which businesses and organizations use to deliver patches to large fleets of...
Microsoft renders Flame contained with Windows Update revamp

DNSChanger malware causes internet blackout in over 42,000 computers

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Infected US addresses lose connections to the internet as FBI's eight-month safety net against virus expiresEarly this morning, at least 40,000 computers infected with the DNSChanger malware lost their connection to the internet after the FBI shut down a temporary safety net for users connected to the infected servers. DNSChanger...
DNSChanger malware causes internet blackout in over 42,000 computers

How to Spot a Phony Facebook Profile

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Her Facebook profile says she is into men and women and that she has 726 friends. She graduated from a college that was 338 miles from her high school, according to Facebook. She has never updated her status on the world's biggest social network, perhaps because she was busy...
How to Spot a Phony Facebook Profile

New BIOS guidelines aim to keep malware out of computer's nether regions

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A US governmental organization in charge of standardizing scientific measurements and technologies has proposed new security guidelines for the BIOS mechanisms that most computers rely on to boot up. The new guidelines are intended to make the Basic Input/Output System more resistant to malware attacks that target the system firmware....
New BIOS guidelines aim to keep malware out of computer's nether regions

Microsoft disrupts Nitol botnet, including strain that hijacked PC cameras and mics

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Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit just conducted “Operation b70,” a strike against the botnet known as Nitol and more than 500 strains of malware — including one that hijacked the microphone and video camera of users’ computers. The malware network was associated with the domain, 3322.org. Microsoft was able to block...
Microsoft disrupts Nitol botnet, including strain that hijacked PC cameras and mics

Secuity firm warns of malware stealing bank data sent by SMS

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Several malicious Android apps designed to steal mobile transaction authentication numbers (mTANs) sent by banks to their customers over SMS (Short Message Service) were found on Google Play by researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab. The apps were created by a gang that uses a variant of the Carberp...
Secuity firm warns of malware stealing bank data sent by SMS

Sneaky malware hides behind mouse movement, experts say

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Researchers from security vendor FireEye have uncovered a new advanced persistent threat (APT) that uses multiple detection evasion techniques, including the monitoring of mouse clicks, to determine active human interaction with the infected computer. Called Trojan.APT.BaneChant, the malware is distributed via a Word document rigged with an exploit sent...
Sneaky malware hides behind mouse movement, experts say

If You Don't Perform A Check For This Computer Virus, You Could Get Kicked Off The Internet On Monday

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A new type of malware might kick 227,000 people off the internet on Monday unless they perform a quick and simple check to make sure they're safe, reports the AP. If left unchecked, the virus will prevent users from having any sort of internet connectivity -- they'll have to call...
If You Don't Perform A Check For This Computer Virus, You Could Get Kicked Off The Internet On Monday
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How To Raise A Robot Army For Mayhem And Profit

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How do Trojan viruses infect your computer? Where does spam come from? How do hackers gain control over your computer? Often times, the answer is via botnet. A botnet is nothing more than a small program that people install (usually without realizing it) that "phones home" to another computer and...
How To Raise A Robot Army For Mayhem And Profit

Mystery malware wreaks havoc on energy sector computers

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Saudi Aramco Malware researchers have uncovered an attack targeting an organization in the energy industry that attempts to wreak havoc by permanently wiping data from an infected computer's hard drive and rendering the machine unusable. The computer worm, alternately dubbed Shamoon or Disttrack by researchers at rival antivirus providers...
Mystery malware wreaks havoc on energy sector computers
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Security team finds malware that hijacks USB smart cards

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A team of researchers have created a proof-of-concept piece of malware that can give attackers control of USB smart card readers attached to an infected Windows computer over the Internet. The malware installs a special driver on the infected computer which allows for the USB devices connected to it...
Security team finds malware that hijacks USB smart cards

New APT malware monitors mouse clicks to evade detection, researchers say

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Researchers from security vendor FireEye have uncovered a new APT that uses multiple detection evasion techniques, including the monitoring of mouse clicks, to determine active human interaction with the infected computer....
New APT malware monitors mouse clicks to evade detection, researchers say
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