Experts warn of new Dirt Jumper botnet that crippled Krebs site

The baddies behind the Dirt Jumper malware have unleashed a new threat called Pandora and even cybersecurity experts like Brian Krebs aren't immune to variations of the nasty botnet, a U.S. security firm

Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

All you need to now about the Flame malware

What exactly is Flame? What does it do?Flame is an attack toolkit, which is a lot more complex than Duqu. It is a backdoor, a Trojan, and it has worm-like features, allowing it

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Debarati Roy

20,000 Web sites could be infected with malware: Google

Google has warned 20,000 Web sites that they might be hacked and injected with JavaScript redirect malware, Google said.In a message sent this week, Google said that some pages of the Web site

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Loek Essers

Two new Flashback bugs no cause for a Mac panic attack: experts

Following the outbreak of the Flashback Mac Trojan, security researchers have spotted two more cases of Mac OS X malware. The good news is most users have little reason to worry about them.Both

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Jared Newman and Lex Friedman

Kaspersky releases free tool to scrub Flashback from Macs

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has launched a free removal tool for the Flashback Mac OS X malware and a Web site where users can check whether their computers are infected with it.Flashback is

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Canadian machines hit by massive Mac botnet

A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. More than 56 per cent of the infected

Published on: April 5th, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

Express IT: NDP attack response shows that no one understands computers

At last weekend's NDP leadership convention, the party wanted the media to focus on the future prospects of the federal political party, but instead media was trying to understand an IT problem.The party

Published on: March 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Digitally signed malware becoming prevalent

Security companies have recently identified multiple malware threats that use stolen digital certificates to sign their components in an attempt to avoid detection and bypass Windows defences.When it was discovered in 2010, the

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Armageddon DDoS bot uses Apache Killer

The latest version of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) bot called Armageddon integrates a relatively new exploit known as Apache Killer, DDoS mitigation vendor Arbor Networks said on Tuesday.The Apache Killer exploit was released

Published on: March 7th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

How Malware Networks work and how to defend against them

In 2011, cybercriminals stepped up their game with the creation of malware networks (malnets)-distributed network infrastructures that exploit popular places on the Internet like search engines and social networking sites to repeatedly launch

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Thor Olavsrud

Malware services now professional grade, incredibly profitable

They are well organized. They pay close attention to product quality, working hard to make it effective and scalable. They are all about customer service, providing after-sales support. They even solicit the help

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Taylor Armerding

Researchers discover massive ‘malware nexus’ botnet

Millions of PCs around the world appear to have been quietly infected by the dangerous TDSS 'super-malware' rootkit as part of a campaign to build a giant new botnet, researchers from security firm

Published on: June 30th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Continuous monitoring best weapon against ZeuS Trojan

It all started with a sudden spike in network activity from the machine traced to a user with the same first name as the company's CEO. The key question at that moment was:

Published on: June 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canada’s phishing activity booming, report warns

Canada's squeaky clean image earned a few smudges recently in a report released by Internet security firm Websense which named the country as now the world's number two host for phishing sites.Canada, which

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Nestor Arellano