Necurs Rootkit – Infected over 80,000 PCs in November

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Once the Necurs rootkit infects a machine, it can hide itself from the operating system, download additional malware and stop security applications from functioning. http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2012/12/06/unexpected-reboot-necurs.aspx http://www.darkreading.com/risk-management/167901115/security/attacks-breaches/240144203/necurs-rootkit-spreading-quickly-microsoft-warns.html QUOTE:  Necurs is a prevalent threat in the wild at the moment – variants of Necurs were reported on 83,427 unique machines during the month of November 2012. Necurs […]

Trend Labs – 2013 Security predictions

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Some key vectors for attack next year have been identified by Trend Labs http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/observations-on-the-evolution-of-cyber-tactics-in-2013/ QUOTE:  A dramatic shift in the modus operandi of cybercriminals will occur in 2013. I predict five major shifts in attack vectors: Man-in-the-browser attacks will flourish as automated transfer system attacks become mainstream due to the advent of mobile banking. Inserting […]


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