News tagged ‘malware’

Friday, 1 Feb 2013

Symantec Advises Against Surprise

Symantec Advises Against Surprise "Parcels" In Your Inbox

Symantec Security Response has discovered that fake FedEx emails have been circulating. In these emails, users are asked to click on a link to print out a receipt in order to retrieve their parcel in person from the nearest FedEx office. Unsuspecting users who click on the link will be greeted by a PostalReceipt.zip file containing a malicious executable file named "PostalReceipt.exe", where a malware, "Trojan.Smoaler", will then be delivered to their computer.

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012

Hidden Web Code

Hidden Web Code "Wipes Out" Data on Samsung's Galaxy S3 Smartphones (Update)

A malicious code hidden in web pages, could trigger a factory reset of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone; deleting contacts, photographs, music, apps and other valuable data, as discovered by security researchers.

Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012

Microsoft Warns of Poison Ivy Trojan

Microsoft Warns of Poison Ivy Trojan

Microsoft releases a temporary software fix for a newly discovered vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser, which attackers can exploit by installing the Poison Ivy trojan.

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012

Rare Malware Targetting Female Android Users Detected

Rare Malware Targetting Female Android Users Detected

Symantec has identified Android.Loozfon, a rare example of malware which targets female Android users.

Friday, 13 Jul 2012

New Android Malware Found on Google Play

New Android Malware Found on Google Play

According to Symantec, a new Android.Dropdialer Trojan was found masquerading as two popular game titles on the Google Play store. Since their appearances on Google Play on June 24, they’ve raked in 50,000 to 100,000 downloads.

Friday, 29 Jun 2012

AutoCAD Users - Beware of Circulating Design File Malware

AutoCAD Users - Beware of Circulating Design File Malware

ESET has uncovered a worm that targets AutoCAD drawings. Upon infection, the worm - ACAD/Medre.A - will proceed to steal files and send them to email accounts in China.

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012

Malware Leaves Printers Inundated with Print Jobs

Malware Leaves Printers Inundated with Print Jobs

According to Symantec, an outbreak of Trojan.Milicenso had resulted in printer servers being inundated with print jobs. The affected printers printed garbage characters until they ran out of paper. The malware first surfaced in 2012 and has been making a comeback over the past two weeks.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Symantec Discovers New Android Malware Threat

Symantec Discovers New Android Malware Threat

Detected by Symantec as Android.Notcompatible, the Android malware threat is currently being spread by a handful of infected websites.

Monday, 30 Apr 2012

Trend Micro Announces Partnership with Facebook

Trend Micro Announces Partnership with Facebook

Facebook will support integration of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, which uses cloud technology, threat correlation, and a global network of threat intelligence to prevent malware and web threats before they hit the computer.

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012

Apple Working Towards Flashback Solution

Apple Working Towards Flashback Solution

Flashback malware has finally become a big enough security threat that even Apple has acknowledged its impact, and has announced that it is hard at work on a solution.

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