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'North Korea' a hot subject among VB2018 talks

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:47
Several VB2018 papers deal explicitly or implicitly with threats that have been attributed to North Korean actors.

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Expired domain led to SpamCannibal's blacklist eating the whole world

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:11
The domain of the little-used SpamCannibal DNS blacklist had expired, resulting in it effectively listing every single IP address.

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MnuBot banking trojan communicates via SQL server

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:07
Researchers at IBM X-Force have discovered MnuBot, a banking trojan targeting users in Brazil, which is noteworthy for using SQL Server for command and control communication.

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Throwback Thursday: Giving the EICAR test file some teeth

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:27
The 68-byte EICAR test file plays as important a role today as it did 19 years ago. In this week's Throwback Thursday we look back at a VB99 conference paper in which Randy Abrams described how the use of this 'miracle tool' could help enhance your anti-virus product selection processes, help you learn more about your anti-virus scanner's capabilities, and verify your anti-virus product installation and configuration – all without the use of a single computer virus.

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XMRig used in new macOS cryptominer

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:29
A new piece of cryptocurrency-mining malware on macOS has been found to use the popular XMRig miner.

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Tendency for DDoS attacks to become less volumetric fits in a wider trend

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:19
CDN provider Cloudflare reports an increase in DDoS attacks targeting layer 7 and focusing on exhausting server resources rather than sending large volumes of data. This fits in a wider trend.

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Turkish Twitter users targeted with mobile FinFisher spyware

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:20
Through fake social media accounts, users were tricked into installing an Android application that was actually a mobile version of the FinFisher spyware.

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Hide'n'Seek IoT botnet adds persistence

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:34
The Hide'n'Seek IoT botnet has received an update to make its infection persist on infected devices beyond a restart.

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Registration for VB2018 now open!

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:46
Registration for VB2018, the 28th International Virus Bulletin conference, is now open, with an early bird rate available until 1 July.

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RSA 2018: the good, the bad, the ugly, the great and the fantastic

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:32
In April, VB's Martijn Grooten attended the RSA Expo in San Francisco. He shares his views on the expo and the industry.

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