Staying alert when buying banners: Google's advertising service misused for distributing malware

Staying alert when buying banners: Google's advertising service misused for distributing malware

04/10/2015 - The recent case of malware distribution via Google AdSense advertising banners is an arresting example of how quickly a huge number of websites across the world can become embroiled in cyber attacks. A supplier of the advertising network has apparently been compromised. The attackers deployed the Nuclear exploit kit with the aim of infecting millions of users with malware. Since mid-March, Nuclear...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf , Matthias Meyer

Casper: the newest member of the cartoon malware family

03/06/2015 - Casper is considered to be EvilBunny’s and Babar’s successor, believed to be originating from the same group of programmers – possibly connected to a French intelligence agency. Two very interesting changes the malware has undergone: it now has a modular structure which allows the attackers to download and install attack plug-ins at will and its anti AV strategies improved. This blog post is...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf

The power of trust: “Superfish” case turns into a worst case scenario

The power of trust: “Superfish” case turns into a worst case scenario

02/22/2015 - The case of the “Superfish” adware has caused quite a sensation through its association with computer technology company Lenovo. However, the following report shows that “Superfish” is just the tip of the iceberg. It explains the implications of and possibilities for misuse. By way of an example, experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have investigated a piece of update software involved in the case, to...

Author: G DATA SecurityLabs

Babar: espionage software finally found and put under the microscope

Babar: espionage software finally found and put under the microscope

02/18/2015 - Almost a year after Operation SNOWGLOBE was publicly mentioned for the first time by the famous French newspaper Le Monde, security experts have now laid hands on malware samples that match the descriptions made by the Communication Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). The following analysis is the first report about the espionage malware dubbed Babar, which the whole computer security community...

Author: Paul Rascagnères
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