A number of commentators on the Net are suggesting that the recent malware infection in a number of Middle Eastern countries is evidence of Cyberwarfare Activities by a professional team
Flame, or W32.Flamer, or skywiper may have been developed by a nation state as part of cyberwarfare activities, and is targeted at information gathering, . . . → Read More: Is W32.Flamer Evidence of Cyberwarfare Activities?
More Tax Payment malware news today, with a resurgence of the Bredolab botnet.
Our MessageLabs Anti-Virus Service reported a suspicious email, similar to the Tax Spam Malware Warning yesterday. The message title once again was Your Tax Payment ID [Random Number] is failed
This time Symantec reported it as Trojan.Bredolab, which is a likely . . . → Read More: Bredolab Botnet Still Active
The spam filters are currently working overtime catching dubious email messages about tax payments having failed. As you might expect, this is a Tax Spam Malware Warning, so take care before opening anything that tells you that Your Tax Payment failed.
This email, which purports to be from US tax payment service Electronic Federal Tax . . . → Read More: Tax Spam Malware Warning
A couple of our customers have experienced hacks to their websites this last week, with malicious code (or malware) added to several pages. Normal visitors to the site have a little extra script added when they load the page, which good antivirus software will identify as a malware script. Kaspersky Labs identifies the Trojan loader . . . → Read More: Malware Scripts Added To Websites
The spam filters have been busy over the last couple of days, with a number of Emails with the title of ACH NOTIFICATION and ACH Payment [Number] Rejected. In each case the email contains an attachment purporting to be a self extracting PDF file.
Of course, on closer examination the supposed self extracting PDF file . . . → Read More: ACH Spam With Malware Attachment
If you live anywhere except the City of New York you may have been surprised to receive an email recently, which claims to come from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Even if you aren’t based in the United States, or even don’t drive a car, you may well see the posting which . . . → Read More: Uniform Traffic Ticket Malware Spam
Have you seen an email entitled UPS notification? Have you received an unexpected email telling you about a parcel sent your home address, when you have nothing on order? Do you feel excited at the thought of getting an unexpected gift?
Unfortunately, that is not a mysterious present in the post, but a piece of . . . → Read More: Beware of Emails Bearing Gifts
It was reported by one of our Windows XP users that they were getting a message from McAfee Security Scan® with a request to Check My Security Status. As we protect all of our Windows PCs using McAfee, this message was not out of place, and the user clicked Scan Now. The alarm bells started . . . → Read More: McAfee Security Scan Problems
The House of Commons internal computer network has been infected by the “Conficker” worm and has had to ban its users from attaching outside storage, such as USB memory sticks, in case it gets reinfected. An estimated 10 million PCs worldwide have also been infected and experts fear next week will see problems worsen. For . . . → Read More: Parliamentary computers infected by Conficker worm