Search Hijacker Adds Files to Firefox Profile

November 5, 2010By Andrew Brandt

In September, I posted an item about a dropper which we call Trojan-Dropper-Headshot. This malware delivers everything including the kitchen sink when it infects your system. It has an absolute ton of payloads,…read more

Phishers Want You to Have a Coke and a Drive-by

July 31, 2010By Andrew Brandt

As recently as a few months ago, malware distributors went to what looked like great lengths to craft complex, sophisticated Web pages designed to trick visitors into believing they were visiting a page…read more

Beware Spam With HTML Attachments

July 20, 2010By Andrew Brandt

When it comes to spam messages, conventional wisdom dictates that you shouldn’t follow links or call phone numbers in the message, order products from the spammer, or open files attached to the email….read more

Spammed Trojan Won’t Run Under Windows XP

June 14, 2010By Andrew Brandt

While it is far from the first Trojan ever to simply fail to execute under Windows XP, it definitely caught our eye that a variant of Trojan-Downloader-Tacticlol distributed last week in a spam…read more

Massive Spam Campaign Impersonates Social Networks

February 5, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Spammers are the source of a flood of messages that appear to originate from various social networks, including Facebook and Myspace, as well as popular sites like iTunes. The spam messages usually just…read more

Zbot Desperately Seeking AIM Users

January 21, 2010By Andrew Brandt

The Zbot keylogger campaign-of-the-month targets users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) with a message that claims to be an update notification for users of the instant messaging client application. Users unfortunate enough to…read more

Visa Targeted (Again) by Zbot Phishers

December 11, 2009By Andrew Brandt

The gang of malware distributors who are currently flooding the Internet with bogus Facebook “Update Tool,” CDC “H1N1 Flu Vaccination Profile,” and IRS “Tax Statement” emails and Web pages are at it again…read more

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