Hackers sharpen ‘spear phishing’ attacks for high profile targets

Recent break-ins at high-profile targets like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demonstrate just how proficient hackers have become at "spear phishing," researchers said today."Today's spear phishing is not only more prevalent but also

Published on: June 14th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Super crimeware kit expected to hit underground economy soon

Security researchers are reminding businesses to bolster computer security measures as two of the most widely used do-it-yourself cybercrime kits are soon to be combined into one super kit.Attack toolkits or crimeware are

Published on: January 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Cybercrooks use anti-piracy tools to protect malware

The newest version of Zeus, a do-it-yourself crimeware kit responsible for millions of dollars in losses by consumers and businesses, comes with anti-piracy provisions similar to those used by Microsoft's Windows, a researcher

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Trojan behind phishing scam can be found via Google

A Trojan used in an e-mail phishing attack targeting corporate users this week can be controlled by anyone that Googles its Web-based command and control centre.Zeus is a tough-to-detect Trojan that steals personal

Published on: October 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson