Malware

Sony Pictures computer system down after reported hack

Nov
28

Sony Pictures Entertainment said its computer system was down for a second day on Tuesday, following media reports of a major hacking attack aimed at the film and television studio.

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Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

Nov
21

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, 

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Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

Nov
21

“We tested several apps and found that some of the popular iOS apps do not employ data encryption for their databases,” writes Trend Micro’s Brooks Hong. “In our analysis, we simply used file browsers to access these files.

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Citadel malware attacking open source password managers

Nov
21

IBM’s Trusteer researchers have discovered a new configuration of the Citadel malware that attacks certain password managers. The configuration activates key logging when certain processes are running on the infected machine. The malware is designed to steal the "master password" that protects access to the database of the end-user's passwords.

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Court Order Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

Nov
19

A federal court has temporarily shut down and frozen the assets of two telemarketing operations accused by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of scamming customers out of more than $120 million by deceptively marketing computer software and tech support services.

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Mebromi: the first BIOS rootkit in the wild

Nov
12

In the past few weeks a Chinese security company called Qihoo 360 blogged about a new BIOS rootkit hitting Chinese computers.

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Building Ultimate Anonymous Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering Machine

Nov
11

An excellent in-depth article on building an anonymous malware analysis and reverse engineering environment to work safely in.


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