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Hackers using Skype to attack Windows PCs

Hackers using Skype to attack Windows PCs

Free internet-calling service Skype is being used by hackers to distribute a ‘worm’ that infects users Windows PCs. On clicking an instant message saying “lol is this your new profile pic?” users are unwittingly downloading a file containing a Trojan  horse  malware file. This opens a backdoor allowing hackers to hijack infected PCs and recruit them into a “botnet army“. ... Read More »

Cross-platform Trojan attacks Windows, Intel Macs, Linux

Summary : A second cross-platform Trojan downloader has been discovered that detects if you’re running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, and then downloads the corresponding malware for your platform. Unlike the first one, which supported PowerPC Macs, this one does Intel x86 Macs.   Earlier this week I wrote about a new cross-platform Trojan downloader that detects if you’re ... Read More »

New Android Trojan Records Phone Calls

Security researchers from CA have identified a trojan for the Android platform which records phone calls and uploads them to a server under the attackers’ control. The trojan hides itself as a service called Android System Messaging and asks for permission to intercept outgoing calls on installation. Unfortunately, most Android users have gotten so used to these permission dialogs that ... Read More »

Trojan Spreading Through Facebook

Trojan Spreading Through Facebook Replaces Antivirus Programs Security researchers warn about a trojan spreading through Facebook and having an unusually sophisticated payload which involves replacing the legit antivirus programs used by its victims. A lot of effort has been put by its creators into the trojan’s propagation routine which uses advanced social engineering, in some respects resembling the Koobface worm. ... Read More »

Your Computer Appears to Be Infected by GOOGLE

Google today began warning more than a million Internet users that their computers are infected with a malicious program that hijacks search results and tries to scare users into purchasing fake antivirus software. Google security engineer Damian Menscher said he discovered the monster network of hacked machines while conducting routine maintenance at a Google data center. Menscher said when Google ... Read More »

Rustock Clean-Up Efforts Are Proving Effective

Three months after it teamed up with the FBI to take down the infamous Rustock botnet, Microsoft announced it has succeeded in getting rid of over half its zombies removed. In March, the botnet’s command and control servers were wiped out, but that left over 1.6 million PCs infected with its malware. Although the infection was more or less dormant since ... Read More »