Users receiving shortened URLs in Skype instant messages, or similar IM platforms, should be wary of a new trojan, called Liftoh. So far, it has primarily infected users in Latin America, said Rodrigo Calvo, a researcher at Symantec. When targeted, victims receive a message in Spanish containing a shortened URL. The messages appear as if they are coming from someone on … [Read more...] about Attackers use Skype, other IM apps to spread trojan
Researchers discovered a backdoor-opening malware that uses a “magic code” in order to start communication with the same IP address and port once the C&C server instructs it to do so. The attackers gain permanent access to the machine once the account is created. Source: … [Read more...] about Backdoor Trojan uses “magic code” to contact C&C server.
Millions of Android users have been tricked into downloading a new Trojan masquerading a slew or legitimate apps directly from Google Play, warns Lookout researcher Marc Rogers.The newly discovered malware family has been dubbed BadNews, and it's capable of harvesting and sending information about the device to its C&C server, send out fake news messages, and prompt users … [Read more...] about New Android Trojan Downloaded From Google Play By Millions
Cybercriminals exploiting luger's death, Winter Olympics Cybercriminals have been capitalizing on the world's interest in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver to spread malware, experts warned. Attackers have been using Twitter and black hat search engine (SEO) optimization tactics to promote fake Olympics videos that are spreading malware. Within hours after Friday's death … [Read more...] about When Looking for News Stories About the Olympics, Stick with Mainstream News Sites