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Sep
2013

Have you ever wondered about the ads you might have seen being shown on the desktop or in the browser during web browsing sessions at Internet cafes? One of our Analysts, Wayne, certainly did. He recently analyzed a sample (SHA1: c8c643df81df5f60d5cd8cf46cb3902c5f630e96) that gave him an interesting answer. The sample was a rootkit named in its […]

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McAfee Mobile Research monitors adult one-click-fraud applications on Google Play that are targeted at Japanese users. Although the attackers appeared to have stopped uploading these apps in May, they have now resumed the attacks. We have confirmed about 600 malicious applications have been published since the beginning of April.We have also confirmed that another type […]

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Microsoft recently announced the shutdown of its popular IM client MSN Messenger, which will be replaced by Skype, but its end represents the beginning of malicious attacks posing as the installer of the software. Cybercriminals already started to use this fact in their attacks, registering malicious domains, buying sponsored links on search engines, tricking users […]

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