Trojans

Firms track Dyre's rise to top financial malware threat

Firms track Dyre's rise to top financial malware threat

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In the year following Gameover Zeus takedown efforts, Dyre has steadily emerged as the financial trojan of choice among cyber-criminals.

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

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German chancellor Angela Merkel inadvertently helped spread Trojan malware in the German Parliament (Bundestag), which is now facing a new wave of cyber-attacks. But there remain more questions than answers when it comes to the full scope of the compromise, and the people behind it.

UK web admin tool infected to access 'gold mine' of data

UK web admin tool infected to access 'gold mine' of data

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A Trojanised version of the popular UK-developed PuTTY web admin tool, which can steal highly sensitive data, has been discovered by Symantec.

Tor-fuelled Trojan gets stealthy with steganography

Tor-fuelled Trojan gets stealthy with steganography

New research by security vendor AVG has revealed that a variant of the well-known Vawtrak banking Trojan is using some unusual methods to hide what it is doing in an attempt to evade detection.

Banking Trojan 'Vawtrak' spotted in the wild

Banking Trojan 'Vawtrak' spotted in the wild

Banking Trojan 'Vawtrak' has been spotted in the wild, and it's 'much improved' compared to a year ago.

Huge spam campaign drops Trojan on UK bank customers

Huge spam campaign drops Trojan on UK bank customers

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A huge spam campaign has been installing the Dyreza banking Trojan on tens of thousands of UK computers, specifically targeting those with accounts at major banks.

North Korea denies responsibility for Sony hack

North Korea denies responsibility for Sony hack

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'Not us' says N Korea over targeted Sony hack Trojan using Korean language, Korean computers and similarities to previous attack on S Korea.

European arrests highlights danger of teen cyber-crime

European arrests highlights danger of teen cyber-crime

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School pupils are among 15 EU citizens suspected of using Trojans for crimes such as DDoS attacks and extortion.

New Trojan targets 'happy to help' customer service people

New Trojan targets 'happy to help' customer service people

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UK and European companies in industries including automotive, finance, energy and telecoms are being attacked by new Trojan malware called 'Carbon Grabber' that steals online banking password and other credentials.

Africa's cybercrime gangs move way beyond 419 scams

Africa's cybercrime gangs move way beyond 419 scams

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African cyber-criminals have expanded far beyond the simple '419' Nigerian scams they are notorious for, and are now using sophisticated botnets, RATs and targeted attack techniques, according to Trend Micro.

The 5 most read articles this week: August 1-7

The 5 most read articles this week: August 1-7

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you, the reader, in the week for August 1 to 7.

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

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German security research firm G Data is warning of a newly discovered RAT called IcoScript that hides behind popular email services like Yahoo Mail, giving corporate security teams another attack 'vector' to worry about.

New banking Trojan 'Kronos' attacks French banks

New banking Trojan 'Kronos' attacks French banks

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The much-rumoured banking Trojan 'Kronos' has appeared in the wild and is stealing money unbeknown to the French bank account holders that it targets.

Gameover Trojan 'surges' after police takedown

Gameover Trojan 'surges' after police takedown

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What constitutes winning in the fight against malware, and what's the value of a takedown ask commentators in the wake of Gameover Zeus' bounceback.

Game on for Gameover?

Game on for Gameover?

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NatWest customers targeted by Gameover Zeus Trojan variant.

Luuuk crime gang likely hit by Gameover takedown

Luuuk crime gang likely hit by Gameover takedown

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Online bank thieves who stole £400,000 earlier this year are believed to have been hit by police action against the Gameover Trojan gang.

Gameover Trojan rises from the dead

Gameover Trojan rises from the dead

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Despite the takedown of Gameover Zeus last month, security researchers say that a small group of cyber-criminals are using the Trojan, with a tweaked version of the Citadel botnet, to steal banking credentials.

iBanking Android malware grows in power

iBanking Android malware grows in power

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Underlining the growing threat of mobile malware, security researchers revealed this week that powerful Russian cybercrime gangs are using the iBanking Android Trojan which is described as commercial quality and "one of the most expensive pieces of malware seen on the underground market".

Zeus and Citadel the biggest banking botnets of 2013

Zeus and Citadel the biggest banking botnets of 2013

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A new report from Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team breaks down the biggest banking botnets from last year, and reveals that 900 financial institutions from around the globe have been targeted.

Phishing attacks soar by 20 percent

Phishing attacks soar by 20 percent

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"Phishing attacks will continue to rise until it becomes more expensive for these cybercriminals to operate."

Spammers target Amazon holiday shoppers with Trojan-infected emails

Spammers target Amazon holiday shoppers with Trojan-infected emails

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Researchers at Malwarebytes say that spammers are targeting Amazon account holders with emails carrying two different types of Trojan malware.

Concerns rise on new DDoS bot 'Trojan Ferret'

Concerns rise on new DDoS bot 'Trojan Ferret'

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A new distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) bot called 'Trojan Ferret' has been discovered.

Bitcoin-themed malware 'rising sharply'

Bitcoin-themed malware 'rising sharply'

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Experts are warning users to expect a steep rise in Bitcoin-themed malware attacks following discovery of a new virus called Bitcoin Alarm

Shylock banking Trojan spreads via Skype

Shylock banking Trojan spreads via Skype

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A UK-specific banking Trojan is now able to spread via Skype.

RAT attack on Israeli police dissected by Trend Micro

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A Trojan used in an attack that reportedly caused Israeli police to shut down headquarters computers last week has been examined by security company Trend Micro.

Virgin Media warns customers about SpyEye Trojan, as 1,500 users found to be part of botnet

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Over a thousand Virgin Media customers have been warned about being infected with the SpyEye Trojan.

Waledac spreading through fake New Year's e-cards

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Cybercriminals behind the Waledac botnet have begun using a New Year's-themed campaign to capture more victims, security experts warned on Thursday.

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