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BrutPOS Botnet Compromises insecure RDP Servers at Point-of-Sale Systems

BrutPOS Botnet Compromises insecure RDP Servers at Point-of-Sale Systems

July 10, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Cyber criminals are infecting thousands of computers around the world with malware and are utilizing those compromised machines to break...
Facebook Takes Down Bitcoin Stealing Botnet that Infected 250,000 Computers

Facebook Takes Down Bitcoin Stealing Botnet that Infected 250,000 Computers

July 09, 2014Mohit Kumar
Once again Facebook is on The Hacker News ! This time not for any scam or surveillance, but for a different reason.  The social netw...
New Cridex Banking Trojan variant Surfaces with Self-Spreading Functionality

New Cridex Banking Trojan variant Surfaces with Self-Spreading Functionality

July 02, 2014Wang Wei
In an effort to infect large number of people, cybercriminals have developed a new malicious software program that contains functionalit...
Microsoft Seized No-IP Domains, Millions of Dynamic DNS Service Users Suffer Outage

Microsoft Seized No-IP Domains, Millions of Dynamic DNS Service Users Suffer Outage

June 30, 2014Mohit Kumar
In an effort to crackdown on cyber crimes, Microsoft has taken a legal action against a malware network what it thought is responsible ...
DNS Flood DDoS Attack Hit Video Gaming Industry with 90 Million Requests per Second

DNS Flood DDoS Attack Hit Video Gaming Industry with 90 Million Requests per Second

June 23, 2014Mohit Kumar
Hackers are leveraging large number of compromised machines (a botnet network) to carry out massive DNS Flood DDoS attack against a lar...
U.S Federal Agencies Want To Secretly Hack Suspects' Computers for Criminal Evidence

U.S Federal Agencies Want To Secretly Hack Suspects' Computers for Criminal Evidence

May 09, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The US Justice Department (DOJ) is seeking a transition in the criminal rules that would make the authorities to have more leeway to sec...
ZeuS Botnet Updating Infected Systems with Rootkit-Equipped Trojan

ZeuS Botnet Updating Infected Systems with Rootkit-Equipped Trojan

April 21, 2014Wang Wei
ZeuS , or Zbot is one of the oldest families of financial malware , it is a Trojan horse capable to carry out various malicious and crim...
Vulnerability in World Largest Video Site Turned Million of Visitors into DDoS Zombies

Vulnerability in World Largest Video Site Turned Million of Visitors into DDoS Zombies

April 03, 2014Mohit Kumar
An application layer or 'layer 7' distributed denial of service ( DDoS ) attacks is one of the most complicated web attack that ...
Popular Remote access Trojan njRAT fuels Middle East Cyber Crime

Popular Remote access Trojan njRAT fuels Middle East Cyber Crime

March 31, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Again the sophisticated piece of malware, " njRAT " has come to picture targeting the government agencies and organizations in the...
Android Malware 'Dendroid' targeting Indian Users

Android Malware 'Dendroid' targeting Indian Users

March 26, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The devices are becoming smarter, therefore the chances to abuse them have increased. As the share of Android has become 87% in the global S...
Facebook Unveils ThreatData, a framework for Web Security

Facebook Unveils ThreatData, a framework for Web Security

March 26, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Defending and Analysis of online threats and malwares   have become more challenging nowadays and especially for larger businesses like...
Gameover ZeuS Trojan Targets Users of Monster.com Employment Portal

Gameover ZeuS Trojan Targets Users of Monster.com Employment Portal

March 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Zeus Trojan is one of the most popular families of Banking Trojan, which was also used in a targeted malware campaign against a Salesfor...
Tor Network used to Host 900 Botnets and hidden Darknet Markets

Tor Network used to Host 900 Botnets and hidden Darknet Markets

March 07, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Tor network offers users browse the Internet anonymously and is mostly used by activists, journalists to conceal their online activities...
First Tor-Based Android Malware Spotted in the Wild

First Tor-Based Android Malware Spotted in the Wild

February 24, 2014Anonymous
We use our Smartphone devices to do almost everything, from Internet Banking to Sharing private files and at the same pace, the mobile m...
Bredo Banking Malware Campaign Targets Bank of America Customers

Bredo Banking Malware Campaign Targets Bank of America Customers

February 07, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Major US Financial institution, Bank of America is being targeted by a stealthy malicious financial malware campaign, according to...
Gameover Malware, variant of ZeuS Trojan uses Encryption to Bypass Detection

Gameover Malware, variant of ZeuS Trojan uses Encryption to Bypass Detection

February 03, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The year begins with the number of new variants of malware that were discovered by various security researchers. The new variants are ...
Java-Bot, a Cross-platform malware launching DDoS attacks from infected computers

Java-Bot, a Cross-platform malware launching DDoS attacks from infected computers

January 29, 2014Anonymous
These days botnets are all over the news. In simple terms, a botnet is a group of computers networked together, running a piece of mal...