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Malware in Metadata

One of the systems I have been running collects all our web malware detections for .ES domains. I usually check it out every morning, just in case I see something especially interesting or relevant. And when I find something, I… Read Full Article

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Two-pronged attack: Argentine site hit by malware and data leak

Lots of confidential information has been leaked in Argentina and we are talking about home addresses, telephone numbers, details of education centers attended, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, marital status, children and even personal references. This is very bad because the same information can easily be used for all kinds of fraudulent activities: on-line ID theft, targeted attacks and so on. Read Full Article

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Defcon descends on Las Vegas

I’m here at DefCon 19 watching the hacker masses share their information. As usual, it’s incredibly crowded, but the new venue at the Rio hotel is a welcome upgrade. Las Vegas is as hot and crazy as ever. It’s never a boring visit.

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Amazon S3 exploiting through SpyEye

Many Cloud Computing providers offer gigabytes of storage for free, and the cybercriminals use to maintain and spread malware of all the kind. At the same time, many legitimate services are not free, but are still very attractive to cybercrime gangs. In the case of Amazon, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) does the trick. Read Full Article