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Kelihos: A good job for good pay!

Kelihos, is considered the HIV of all malware. This Trojan is really famous, and has been on TV and other media news reports and even has its own Wikipedia entry – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelihos_botnet . The Kelihos family of Trojans is not only huge, but it is also impossible to conclude all its symptoms nor show all […]

‘Bancos’ goes mobile

A new ‘Bancos’ style threat is trying to get the login information to your bank and steal money from you. The threat is a Trojan that currently threatens online banking users in Europe and Asia by presenting very reliable campaigns related to official organizations. The malware is luring the victims to install and run it […]

A malicious app easily passed Apple’s test track

It turns out that Apple’s strict security system is not entirely free of problems, after security researchers from Georgia Tech managed to load a malicious application to the App Store. The app was loaded with multiple loopholes and was able to take over the device without the user’s knowledge. In contrary to the conventional knowledge […]

Infection and Cleaning in Corporate Environment

The corporate environment is more complicated than home one. There are a number of file servers and many tens to thousands client computers. An antivirus is usually installed on all those machines. In most cases it detects the malware that attacks a company, however there could be cases when malware outsmarts the antivirus , then […]

Rootkits! Part 1

-“This is a rootkit, not a virus.” -“So what is the difference? What is rootkit?” Here is the first part of explanation: Many ages ago the word “root” became famous in computer world. UNIX administrator’s rights account (full rights with full privileges) was called “root” account. Rootkit Malware means to gain these admin privileges by […]

NewFake Anti-Virus: Secure Bit.

Another imposter anti-virus software calling itself ‘Secure Bit’ is trying to fraudulently get users’ money after it convinces them that their computer is infected with viruses. If the user is not cooperating with the demands, the software locks the screen. This anti-virus software pretender combines two methods of fraud – the fake anti-virus software and […]