A Cave Monster from Hell Wants Your Financial Data

August 20, 2010By Andrew Brandt

A novel and pretty sneaky Trojan designed to steal financial data appeared on our radar screen last week. The Trojan, once installed on a victim’s computer, rootkits itself to prevent detection, then watches…read more

Subscription Renewal Spam Points to Drive-by

August 6, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Dear Customers: Please be aware that a crew of Russian malware distributors are circulating a spam message which looks like a subscription renewal confirmation from Best Buy, allegedly for one of our products….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

Weird Malware on Display at Black Hat

July 28, 2010By Andrew Brandt

I’m at the Black Hat Briefings this week, the annual confab of the best and brightest in computer security, catching up on the trends and tricks malware authors and data thieves employ. I…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

Ransomware App Asks Victims to Pay a Phone Bill

July 8, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Ransomware is nothing new, but a Ukrainian ransomware Trojan that came over the transom last week demonstrated that the concept of “payment” can extend to services other than banking or finance. In this…read more