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GameOver Zeus

This week, a ring of cybercriminals responsible for the GameOver Zeus botnet was shut down following an international police effort. Behind this malware was an organized group responsible for stealing data and money from millions of users. This malware has … Continue reading

Critical Java exploit used to spread malware

If you haven’t updated the Java installation you might be exposed to the newest exploit identified as CVE-2012-0507. The exploit allows the bypassing of Java’s sandbox, a mechanism that is designed partly to prevent attacks from malicious code. Through the exploit … Continue reading

Malware signed with fake Avira Certificate

While analyzing new malware samples we stumbled over a sample which contains a digital Avira signature. Something we need to check! Viewing the properties of the digital signature, Microsoft Windows shows a note “A certificate chain processed, but terminated in … Continue reading

Botnets evolving: Spy Eye vs Zeus

During our research we found a new construction kit which produces trojans for the Spy Eye botnet. Due to the lack of many controls it is very easy to use – just like the ZeuS construction kit a few months … Continue reading

Kneber-Botnet – something new?

The news spreads on the net that a new, giant botnet has been detected, named “Kneber”. It seems to have hijacked more than 75,000 PCs world-wide, also in companies and government nets. Upon closer investigation it turns out that the … Continue reading

ZeuS-Botnet: Command&Control in the Cloud

The ZeuS Tracker project stumbled upon a ZBot variant which used Amazons Cloud hosting service EC2 as Command&Control (C&C) server. ZBot is a widespread trojan which can spy on online banking credentials and steals other login information. It gets sold … Continue reading