A peek inside the Umbra malware loader

January 20, 2012By Blog Staff

The thriving cybercrime underground marketplace has a lot to offer. From DIY botnet builders, DIY DDoS platforms, to platforms for executing clickjacking and likejacking campaigns, next to drive-by malware attacks, the ecosystem is…read more

How malware authors evade antivirus detection

January 18, 2012By Blog Staff

Aiming to ensure that their malware doesn’t end up in the hands of vendors and researchers, cybercriminals are actively experimenting with different quality assurance processes whose objective is to increase the probability of…read more

Zappos.com hacked, 24 million users affected

January 16, 2012By Blog Staff

by Dancho Danchev According to an internal memo issued by Zappos, the shoe-and-apparel-selling division of Amazon has been breached by unknown cyber attackers, leading to the compromised accounts of over 24 million users….read more

A peek inside the Cythosia v2 DDoS Bot

January 9, 2012By Blog Staff

by Dancho Danchev With DDoS extortion and DDoS for hire attacks proliferating, next to the ever decreasing price for renting a botnet, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that cybercriminals are constantly experimenting…read more

For your eyes only (please)

December 1, 2011By Blog Staff

By the Webroot Threat Team Have you ever had the queasy experience of sending a message to someone that you’d rather not have anyone else see, and then hoping that it won’t get…read more

HTC acknowledges security flaw, plans update to fix

October 5, 2011By Blog Staff

A couple of days ago researchers for Android Police wrote about a security vulnerability in several HTC phones. The vulnerability lies with logging tools installed by HTC. These logging tools collect personal data…read more

Social Nets Put Your Privacy at Risk

March 30, 2010By Blog Staff

By Mike Kronenberg Attention Facebook and Twitter users: You’re still at risk. Last year, our survey found that lots of people using social networking sites were taking the risk of financial loss, identity…read more