Towerwall Information Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.67 – Notorious “Gameover” malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit…

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Mar 2014

Zeus, also known as Zbot, is a malware family that we have written about many times on Naked Security. We’ve covered it as plain old Zbot. We’ve covered the Citadel variant, which appeared when the original Zbot code was leaked online. We’ve even written about the time it pretended to be a Microsoft fix for CryptoLocker, a completely different … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.67 – Notorious “Gameover” malware gets itself a kernel-mode rootkit…

Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Jan 2014

I am excited to announce the launch of our quarterly newsletter, the Data Security Review. Each quarter I will be sharing with you what I am hearing from customers, colleagues and data security experts to keep you aware and protected. As we enter 2014, human risk is on everyone’s mind. Even with the most sophisticated … Continue reading Introducing our Quarterly Newsletter: the Data Security Review

Read the EDA’s Report on Malware Infections

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Jul 2013

Read the EDA’s Report on Malware Infections – Malware Infections on EDA’s Systems Were Overstated and the Disruption of IT Operations Was Unwarranted Click here to read.

Is Your Business Taking the Threat of Mobile Malware Seriously?

By Michelle Drolet . 30 Apr 2013

Don’t underestimate the damage that malware proprietors can unleash if the right security policies aren’t in place. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs and cloud computing — two of the biggest enterprise trends from the last couple of years — go hand in hand. Employees want to be given the latitude to use their smartphones for work, and … Continue reading Is Your Business Taking the Threat of Mobile Malware Seriously?

Top Ten Malicious Lists

By Michelle Drolet . 2 Apr 2013

Top Ten Malicious URLs Top 10 malicious URLs blocked by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure in 2012 Top Ten Malicious URLs Top 10 malicious URLs blocked by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure in 2012.   Top Ten Spammers Top 10 spam-sending countries in 2012. Rank Country 1 India 2 Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Top Ten Malicious Lists

How to ensure mobile apps are secure for the enterprise

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Feb 2013

As the app revolution has gathered pace and smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous, the importance of testing app security has grown. Many companies have embraced the BYOD trend. They may even have developed applications that enable employees to have 24/7 access to business data and tools. The benefits can be counted in productivity boosts … Continue reading How to ensure mobile apps are secure for the enterprise

Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Sep 2012

Microsoft has published evidence of an extraordinary conspiracy in which potent botnet malware was apparently installed and hidden on PCs during their manufacture in China. This is a big deal, the team at Towerwall has been aware that this level of threat and exploitation existed, but none the less surprised. Read the rest of the … Continue reading Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

Fake Groupon discount emails carry malware

By Michelle Drolet . 30 Jul 2012

Cybercriminals have spammed out malware, attached to emails claiming to be related to discounts for offers on Groupon. The emails, which have the poorly spelt subject line of “Groupon discount gifts” (in itself something which should ring alarm bells), pretend to come from Groupon, and claim that one of your friends has found a deal … Continue reading Fake Groupon discount emails carry malware

Malware attack spread as email from your office’s HP scanner

By Michelle Drolet . 26 Jul 2012

For those on our Security Alert and Update list we just emailed an article by Graham Cluley on how a malware attack spread as email from your office’s HP scanner, yes that’s right a scanner! In these high-tech times, scanners and photocopiers aren’t just dumb machines sitting in the corner of the office.  They are … Continue reading Malware attack spread as email from your office’s HP scanner

Photo.zip – Stolen nude photos and police investigations

By Michelle Drolet . 27 Jun 2012

Cybercriminals are attempting to infect the computers of internet users, via a spammed-out email that has a malware-infected file attached.  Computer users are being warned to be wary of email messages which suggest they contain nude photographs of girlfriends, or claim that they have been reported to the police, as the attached file (Photo.zip) really … Continue reading Photo.zip – Stolen nude photos and police investigations

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