When the mastermind hackers of the notorious Carberp Banking Trojan were arrested, we thought the story had ended. But a sample that we received on May 7th, a month after the arrests, looked very suspicious. It connected to a well known URL pattern and it really was the Carberp Trojan. Moreover, the domain it connected to was registered on April 9th!
The security company G Data has discovered a new malicious progam named Beta Bot and that at US$ 500, offers buyers an extensive list of features, some common like DDoS attacks, data theft … and more original, like the ability to disable antivirus programs installed on the computers of victims.
Furthermore, according to G Data, advertising published in underground forums, says that this unusual Beta Bot is able to knock out 30 different security programs.
Although much of the malware can run without administrator privileges, the malware should escalate their privileges if you want to disable security software installed and to succeed you need the validation of the user. To achieve this, Beta Bot resort to the tricks of social engineering.
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In 2011, we at AVAST released our mobile device theft protection tool, avast! Anti-Theft, we wanted to change the way mobile devices are being protected from being stolen or abused. We did not know if people would like it, we did not know how well avast! Anti-Theft would perform in actually protecting mobile device owners from the bad guys.
Watch this brazilian singer sing about the boy that added her online and that now feels like a computer virus.
German prosecutors arrested on Friday two Dutch nationals suspected of participating in a global cyber heist of $ 45 million announced yesterday by U.S. authorities. A 35 year old man and a woman were arrested on February 19 withdrawing 170,000 euros (US$ 220,500) from credit cards from Bank of Muscat. In all, $ 2.4 million was withdrawn in seven German cities, prosecutors said.