Posts Tagged 'malware'

The packaging of malware and malware-construction kits for cybercrime “consumers” has been a long-running trend. Various turnkey kits that cover remote access plus botnet plus stealth functions are available just about anywhere. Ransomware, though very prevalent, has not yet appeared in force in easy-to-deploy kits. But now we have Tox–and it’s free.       […]

Cybercriminals gain access to our online data often, and for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, they like to do so unnoticed. But a new cybercrime trend is changing the game, bringing forth a more confrontational side of cybercriminals. It’s called ransomware, and it’s growing in popularity. Its mission is simple: lock down […]

Lately, McAfee Labs has observed a lot of active samples detected as Trojan Laziok by many security vendors. According to online reports, the Trojan Laziok is dropped via an exploit of the Microsoft Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-0158), which arrives via a spam email. In contrast, we have identified the […]

This post was written with the invaluable assistance of my colleague Rakesh Sharma. Intel security has recently observed a malware spreading through Facebook. This type of malware is not new, but it keeps evolving using new spreading mechanisms. A few days ago, we came across a Facebook post with this subject: [Username] shared a link […]

 “Hello! Hello! Hello! Is that you Beta? Speak up dear… I can’t hear very well.”(That’s my Aunt Lata on the phone, loud enough for the whole neighbourhood to hear.) “Yes, yes, Aunty. I can hear you very well. How are you?” “I am a bit worried dear. Your Uncle received this mail saying his e-mail […]