Articles by Fraser Howard
Sometimes things can get a little personal when dealing with the huge volume of malware that is discovered every day.
Trust is crucial for financial web transactions, which is why it is so important that legitimate organisations don't get sloppy with best practice.
A weight loss spam campaign, being sent from hacked email accounts, is being seen in extremely high numbers.
SophosLabs expert Fraser Howard investigates.
Take a look into the latest widespread attack against legitimate websites, in which many sites are hacked in order to redirect users to exploit sites.
Planning some activities this Easter? Perhaps buying some Easter eggs? Maybe hand decorating some eggs?
Before you go searching for tips, take a read of this post which highlights how seemingly innocent search terms can lead to malware.
Take a dive into some recent blackhat SEO attacks in this post to explore the facts behind the recent rise in reports of this threat. Site administrators in particular may be interested in some of the findings.
Step into the shoes of a site administrators attempting to check if their sites have been hacked or not, by taking a look at a couple of recent attacks against websites.
Have you ever wondered what is meant by the term 'Traffic Direction System' (TDS)?
Well, take a look at a widespread site injection attack that took place earlier today, and see exactly how a TDS server is used to control user traffic.
Have you been the recipient of an email claiming to be from George Osborne MP, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer? However tempting the offer of a large transfer of funds may be, do not become a victim of this latest scam.
Investigating a few compromised web sites reveals some interesting behaviour in the PHP hacks that are being used to compromised legitimate web servers in order to redirect unsuspecting users to exploit sites.
StopBadware has teamed up with other members of the computer security community to produce a set of best practices for reporting malicious links.
Find out more now.
Read more about a recent wave of attacks compromising legitimate web sites for the purpose of infecting users with Zeus malware.
Blackhat SEO attacks account for over 30% of all detections seen by Sophos customers protecting their web traffic.
Learn what you need to do at your company to protect yourself and your fellow users.
The use of search engine optimisation (SEO) for redirecting users to scareware sites is well known, but we also see the same techniques being used to redirect people to exploit sites. Take a look into some recent SEO attacks, and see exactly where the protection layers Sophos provide actually fit.
Hacking ad servers is a effective way of injecting malicious code into multiple third party web sites, potentially exposing huge numbers of users to the attack. Find out more about this latest attack being used to infect victims with TDSS.
After yesterday's concern about laptops being shipped with keylogging software installed, it has now been confirmed that the issue was all due to a false positive.
Fraser Howard takes a look at a recent browser 0wning attack in which the victim's search results are hijacked, and they are inundated with popups to adult dating sites.