Trojan "made in Germany" spies in Bahrain

h-Online: Citizenlab has released a detailed analysis of the activities of a trojan in which the experts conclude that the malware is most likely closely related to FinFisher, a commercial spyware tool developed by a company called Gamma International. The trojan targeted political activists in Bahrain and included sender names such as that of an…

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July 26, 2012 | by

Why Google or Facebook Buying Your Favorite Startup

Time Techland wrote: When I learned this morning, via Twitter, that the small company behind Mac/iOS e-mail app Sparrow was being bought by Google, I almost didn’t need to read the startup’s announcement to know the upshot. Google and Facebook buy itty-bitty web companies all the time. And the acquired businesses typically convey what’s happening…

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July 22, 2012 | by

LinkedIn spam, exploits and Zeus: a deadly combination ?

Is this the perfect recipe for a cybercriminal ?: Hacking LinkedIn’s password (and possibly user-) database. Sending an email to all obtained email addresses, which is urging you to check your LinkedIn inbox as soon as possible. A user unawarely clicking on the link. An exploit gets loaded. Malware gets dropped. Malware gets executed. User’s…

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June 14, 2012 | by

Password leaks bigger than first thought

The H-Online: There have still been no official statements on the causes and extent of the recent password leaks at LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm. A credible source is now reporting that the published 2.5 million Last.fm MD5 hashes, for example, are just the tip of a 17 million hash iceberg. That iceberg has reportedly been…

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June 9, 2012 | by

FAQ: Flame, the "super spy"

Copied from H-Online: Source The spyware worm Flame is being billed as a “deadly cyber weapon”, but a calmer analysis reveals it to be a tool by professionals for professionals that doesn’t actually have that many new features compared to, say, the widespread online-banking trojan Zeus. What is Flame? Flame is the code name for…

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May 31, 2012 | by

Painting a Picture of W32.Flamer

Symantec Connect: The number of different components in W32.Flamer is difficult to grasp. The threat is a well designed platform including, among other things, a Web server, a database server, and secure shell communications. It includes a scripting interpreter which allows the attackers to easily deploy updated functionality through various scripts. These scripts are split…

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