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October 2011

Today we received a mail which pretends to have come from FedEx and it looks as shown below. As seen from the image, the attachment is actually a UPX packed executable file which looks like an invoice document. After execution of the binary, it dropped a copy of itself and...
A new “scareware” targeting mobile devices running Google’s Android operating system claims that it has the ability to recharge the battery, but in reality it is designed to steal information. When the program first executes, the overview window shown below appears. As you can see, it shows information about the...
A Twitter phishing attack is spreading rapidly today and is attempting to obtain Twitter login details via Direct Messages. If you receive a message – “Found a funny picture of you!” which is linked to a website called “mugweb.ru”, do not click on the link. Clicking the link takes you...
News about the death of Steve Jobs is being exploited by cyber-criminals who are sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam email may carry one of the following subjects: – Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet. – Is Steve Jobs Really Dead? – Steve Jobs Alive! – Steve Jobs...
We have received a new malicous Android malware which looks like a genuine Netflix application and which can be used to steal Netflix account information. This is a classic case of trojanzied malware wherein the fake application, which is identical to the genuine application, lures users to enter their Netflix...
A series of phishing attacks aimed at stealing Gmail and Yahoo user login information is on the rise. I believe that the attacks are part of a larger campaign aimed at stealing user data and compromising computer systems. If the users enter their login details on such phishing links, then...
Microsoft has released 8 security bulletins covering a total of 23 vulnerabilities for software such as Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway and Microsoft Host Integration Server. 6 out of the 8 bulletins are rated ‘Important’, while 2 are rated ‘Critical’. Some of the...
Facebook scammers are once again exploiting a celebrity’s death. Former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs’ death news is the target just like many before him. Only a few hours after his death a Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Steve Jobs” is said to have gone up, with text claiming that 50 free...
Android malware writers have found a new and convenient way of delivering malware to users. This method makes use of malicious QR codes. QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of matrix barcode which contains encoded forms of data. They can also be used to store URL information. Most people...
In the battle against Internet Scammers, Microsoft opened a new front using the power of a U.S. court to deal a knockout blow to an emerging botnet and taking a provider of free Internet domains offline. Microsoft got the order from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...