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October 14th, 2011

Communicative malware writers

Do you remember Mystic compressor and its “shouts” to the world, especially to Sunbelt guys? I hope so, but just in case – here’s one screenshot:

greetings to Sunbelt

And now we’ve got a kind of response also from Morphex authors :-)

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October 14th, 2011

All in the Family with malware

It’s easy to get an “older sister” bit of malware on your computer – even if you don’t want one. Just practice a little “unsafe computing” with four easy steps as outlined by AVAST Virus Lab analyst Michal Krejdl in his recent blog post. As he put it: “She’s a little bit binary, but nobody has a perfect sister, hmm?”

To pick up your own “older sister”, just do the following: Read more…

October 12th, 2011

Wanna have an older sister?

Do you feel lonely for an older sister? Now getting one is easier than ever before! All you need is a pen drive and to follow a few easy steps.

  1. get your own USB flash drive
  2. plug it wherever you can (preferably use public stations)
  3. repeat the previous point 2. as often as possible and wait until your older sister is “born”
  4. finally – plug your flash drive to your PC/laptop

What will happen next?

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February 19th, 2011

Crum is not (yet) dead, long live Morphex

Have you ever heard about the Morphex PE32 Loader? You are certainly not alone. Even the mighty “Uncle Google” can’t find the proper results:

all quiet on the Google front

But … it definitely does exist.

Even if this is an “unknown” name, you should be concerned. Morphex PE32 Loader is supporting the most successful and fastest growing AutoRun worm of 2011.

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December 20th, 2010

Malware: It’s all in the gift-wrapping

There is a market for gift-wrapping services in cyberspace – especially for malware.

There are thousands of malware variants out in cyberspace, including the well-known Alureon, Koobface, FakeAV, and Zeus. Behind this myriad assortment is a surprisingly small group of packers with the task of slipping malware past antivirus programs. These packers can generate an almost unlimited number of unique instances of a single underlying malware binary. And what is good news for the bad guys – and rather bad news for the rest of us – is that these software packages make malware more accessible to the more “average” cybercriminal.

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