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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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New IM Worm Squirming in Latin America

Mexico is known for producing local botnets. On Aug 21, we (Kaspersky Lab) detected a new instant messenger worm that spreads through almost all well-known IM programs, including Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger and Live MSN Messenger. It “speaks” 13 different languages (including Spanish and Portuguese) according to the local language of the infected Windows computer. Read Full Article

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TDSS

The TDSS rootkit first appeared in 2008. Since then, it has become far more widespread than the notorious rootkit Rustock. The rootkit’s malicious payload and the difficulties it presents for analysis are effectively similar to those of the bootkit. Read Full Article