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Android Worm on Chinese Valentine’s day

On August 2, the Chinese Valentine’s Day, an Android SMS worm struck China. It is called XXshenqi.apk. In the space of six hours, it infected about 500,000 devices.

elasticsearch Vuln Abuse on Amazon Cloud and More for DDoS and Profit

A couple weeks ago, my colleague Mikhail K posted on the “versatile linux DDoS trojan”, with analysis of several bots, including a bot implementing some extraordinary DNS amplification DDoS functionality. Operators of these bots are currently active, and we observe new… Read Full Article

Fake antivirus – attack of the clones

Experts recently discovered a scam antivirus app on Google Play going by the name of Virus Shield. A distinct feature of this particular app was the fact that users had to pay for it – most fake AV can initially be downloaded… Read Full Article

Stealing from Wallets

We’ve written several times about mobile malware that can send text messages to premium numbers or steal money from online bank accounts. We also know that cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways of stealing money using mobile Trojans. So… Read Full Article

Garfield Garfield True, or The Story Behind Syrian Malware, .NET Trojans and Social Engineering

It’s been a while since the last massive Internet outage took down Syria’s backbone network (AS29386). More recently, however, Syria suffered yet another large-scale Internet black out that lasted for about seven hours. In contrast to previous incidents, where networking… Read Full Article

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