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The unstolen Matrix

After having handled thousands and thousands of phishing emails/webpages, they usually don’t actually reach me in any way or form. They are processed and added to our detection list in what is now a merely routine task. But recently I got a mail which was different because it appeared to be sent from my bank. Read Full Article

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Shirahama Symposium 2011

”The 15th Cyber Crime Symposium, Shirahama” with theme “Cloud Security” was held on May 26th – 28th at the “Big U” Information Exchange Center in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Approximately 220 people, including government delegates, information security researchers, lawyers, law enforcement and academia attended the event. Read Full Article

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Gumblagra and a piano

Since the beginning of August, our Japan office noticed around 900+ mails of a certain kind in their spam traps. We noticed two common patterns in all of the mail. First, the links in these spammed messages all point to compromised servers. Also, the file names of the redirectors are all dictionary words followed by two digits. Read Full Article

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Spammers hacked pool

In recent spam mails we have often noticed links to *.html files with random names. Another trend is that the cybercriminals do not even bother to register domains for their dirty deeds but simply plant their malicious code on compromised hosts. “Simply?” one may ask and sadly the answer seems to be “yes” based on our observations. Read Full Article

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iFrames = Apple too?

Looking up definitions for ‘iframe’ does indeed give results about “… a constraint of the H.264 codec specified by Apple to ensure ease of consumer video editing.”. Such iframes do contain all necessary rendering information and serve as reference to construct other frames. But here we discuss the other kind of iframes – HTML tags. Read Full Article

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Gumblar at Lemesos

Here we are, gathered in Larnaca (Cypus) for the Security Analyst Summit 2010. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous weather – the first thing coming to mind would be jumping into any of the numerous pools or into the sea and have some fun. Read Full Article