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Hackers turn to recruitment sites

 July 13, 2008

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The Russian hacker are not satisfied with the traditional means anymore and are turning to recruitment sites. By harvesting all the information and selling it to interested parties. Currently it is known that the Russian gang, Phreak is behind this activity. The tool that scours through popular job recruitment sites...

Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access vulnerable

 July 9, 2008

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A new vulnerability has been found in Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access which is being exploited. The flaw lies in the Snapshot Viewer ActiveX control, which ships with all supported versions of Microsoft Office Access except Microsoft Access 2007 according to Microsoft. Snapshot Viewer lets PC users view a Microsoft...

Word flaw exploited by Trojan

 July 9, 2008

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Microsoft warns that an unpatched Word vulnerability has become the subject of targeted attacks.According to Microsoft’s testing, it only affects Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3. Using the vulnerability a hacker can inject hostile code onto vulnerable system. Redmond has published workarounds as a stop-gap measure while its researchers...

f.js Injection

 May 11, 2008

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Many site pages have been injected with URL containing malicious Java Script that can download malicious files, major of these sites have been running phpBB forum software. Presently the Java Script file is downloading file associated with Zlob.

Postcard Back… How funny

 March 4, 2008

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Storms back, and back to generic e-Card spam. From yesterday we have seen a surge in e-Card spam. Current Quick Heal detection for E-card is Win32.Email-Worm.Zhelatin.vg. Spamed mails have Subject Line: Your ecard joke is waiting new ecard waiting Now this is funny online greeting waiting You have an ecard...

Vista SP1 blocks security programs

 February 23, 2008

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A major update to Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system could leave computers vulnerable to hackers and malware as the service pack prevents some antivirus programs from operating, the company said. The list of security products that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 blocks includes Zone Alarm Security Suite 7.1, Trend Micro...

Botnet group busted in Canada

 February 22, 2008

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Yesterday 17 people ages between 17-26 were arrested on charges stemming from alleged botnet related activities, which resulted in $45 Million in damages. The investigation was started in 2005, over the course of the two years that this network was under investigation, the network took control of up to a...

Strom has a series of Valentine images

 February 13, 2008

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The strom gang is using series of Valentine images to lure the users, the Web site produces random images with each visit. If you open the site, you’ll be prompted to download the file after five seconds. The download filename will be valentine.exe Some of the Subject Line used in...

Microsoft Security Bulletin February 2008

 February 13, 2008

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Microsoft Security Bulletin February 2008 has been released. In this release in total 11 issuse have been fixed, related to Media file formats, LSASS, Message Queuing Service, DirectShow, Macrovision Driver, Internet Explorer, Office, Active Directory. For more details visit Microsoft Security Bulletin

New wave Valentine’s Day

 January 16, 2008

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A new wave of Strom e-mails have been observed today, this time it is using Valentine’s Day messages. The email message has a catchy Subject line, the body is not that big it has a link from where the threat is installed on the system. The current downloaded file name...