The Most Dangerous Malware Trends for 2014 The common thread running through the malware trends we’ve seen in recent months is the evolution, maturation and diversification of the attacks and fraud schemes they facilitate. Malware, once purpose-built, is clearly becoming a flexible platform — in many respects, it is now almost a commodity. Take, for example, the leak of Carberp’s source code in 2013. Carberp joined Zeus as the latest prominent Man-in-the-Browser malware to become “open.” With access to this source code, cyber criminals can quickly implement a wide variety of attacks and fraud schemes aimed at specific targets.
Zeus (malware) "Zbot" redirects here. For the action figures, see Zbots. Zeus is very difficult to detect even with up-to-date antivirus software as it hides itself using stealth techniques It is considered that this is the primary reason why the Zeus malware has become the largest botnet on the Internet: some 3.6 million PCs are said to be infected in the U.S. alone. Security experts are advising that businesses continue to offer training to users to teach them to not to click on hostile or suspicious links in emails or Web sites, and to keep antivirus protection up to date. Antivirus software does not claim to reliably prevent infection; for example Browser Protection says that it can prevent "some infection attempts". One countermeasure would be to run a hardware-based solution that is a non-writable, read-only file system and web browser, such as a secure hardware browser .
How to remove the Superfish malware: What Lenovo doesn’t tell you If you have a Lenovo system that includes the Superfish malware, you'll want to remove it. Blowing away your system and reinstalling Windows is one way to do this, but while it's a relatively straightforward process, it's a time-consuming one. Using Lenovo's own restore image won't work, because that will probably reinstate Superfish anyway. Performing a clean install from Windows media will work, but you'll have to reinstall all your software and restore all your data from backup to do the job fully.
THE ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-MALWARE TEST FILE Additional notes: This file used to be named ducklin.htm or ducklin-html.htm or similar based on its original author Paul Ducklin and was made in cooperation with CARO.The definition of the file has been refined 1 May 2003 by Eddy Willems in cooperation with all vendors.The content of this documentation (title-only) was adapted 1 September 2006 to add verification of the activity of anti-malware or anti-spyware products. It was decided not to change the file itself for backward-compatibility reasons. Who needs the Anti-Malware Testfile (read the complete text, it contains important information)Version of 7 September 2006
Heuristic analysis This article is about antivirus software. For the use of heuristics in usability evaluation, see Heuristic evaluation. Heuristic analysis is a method employed by many computer antivirus programs designed to detect previously unknown computer viruses, as well as new variants of viruses already in the "wild". Heuristic analysis is an expert based analysis that determines the susceptibility of a system towards particular threat/risk using various decision rules or weighing methods. MultiCriteria analysis (MCA) is one of the means of weighing.
Carberp Family Malware Targeting the Banking Sector -HackSurfer A challenge incident responders and fraud analysts for firms in the banking and financial services sector (BFSS) will soon be faced with is an increased incidence of customer take-over fraud from a very advanced malware family that was recently released into the wild (Cohen, 2013, July 9). After the historic ZeuS Trojan was released into the wild more sophisticated programmers transformed this already powerful banking Trojan into the very virulent Citadel Trojan. The Citadel permutation was even more resilient, evasive, and sophisticated than the ZeuS Trojan (ibid. p.1). Stuxnet Stuxnet is a computer worm that was discovered in June 2010. It was designed to attack industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs). PLCs allow the automation of electromechanical processes such as those used to control machinery on factory assembly lines, amusement rides, or centrifuges for separating nuclear material. Exploiting four zero-day flaws, Stuxnet functions by targeting machines using the Microsoft Windows operating system and networks, then seeking out Siemens Step7 software.
QR code QR code for the URL of the English Wikipedia Mobile main page, " QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. The Father of Zeus: Kronos Malware Discovered While major players like Zeus, Gozi, Citadel and other advanced financial malware dominate the malware threat landscape, newcomers and challengers always try to get a share of the cyber crime market. One such new malware that was recently made available for purchase in a Russian underground forum is the Kronos malware. With a $7,000 price tag, this malware offers multiple modules for evading detection and analysis as well as an option to test the malware for a week prior to buying it. Note that the following descriptions of Kronos are based solely on entries in the underground forum; Trusteer, an IBM company, has not yet analyzed a malware sample in order to validate the seller’s claims.