Since Microsoft took positive action against the ZeroAccess botnet at the beginning of December, SophosLabs has been paying close attention to see if the owners would attempt to revitalise the botnet and return it to profitability.
James Wyke looks into what happened...
Do we measure resilience? What aspects of test sample selection may bias results? What are the methods used in a field-trial of anti-malware? These were among the presentations at the first Workshop on Anti-Malware Testing Research (WATeR), where we looked at the sort of things current tests of anti-malware solutions reveal, and some things they do not.
Rob Forsyth takes a look at the efforts of the Australian and New Zealand governments in tackling cyber security awareness, and highlights the work needed by global providers of security products to create a united front, unhindered by national barriers.
A threat that doesn't just attack, but asks you to put in a password first?
Sounds weird, but the trick worked for malware in the past, and is now being used in phishing
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs explains...
News has surfaced that the criminals behind the Blackhole exploit kit have been arrested.
Now, everyone wants to know, "Will the arrest have any effect on the prevalence of the threat?"
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs looks at the data...
Sophos has a larger than normal presense this week at the Virus Bulletin Conference in Berlin, Germany. Research presented includes bot nets, rootkits, Android and even techniques we can use to better protect others.
SophosLabs is at the center of Sophos. It's the place where highly skilled experts in the field work round the clock to build protection from the latest threats. But what sort of people work there?
In our latest look at the people behind SophosLabs, we talk to Rowland Yu about his recommendations for those trying to get into computer security, his favorite book and how he's great at cooking chinese food.
In our latest delve into the minds behind SophosLabs, Peter Szabo talks about how the problem with malware isn't going away any time soon. He also reveals that he's a "digital hermit" and stays far far away from Facebook.
Guess what? The authors of the infamous ZeroAccess malware have pushed out another update, and this time they're using some interesting techniques to stay alive longer.
James Wyke of SophosLabs explains...
In the third post in our ‘Who is SophosLabs’ series, threat researcher James Wyke discusses the challenge of securing a mobile distributed workforce and his tips on how to stay safe online. We think he's joking about living in a bunker...
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A special kind of malware has been hitting the headlines recently - that which attacks the RAM of Point of Sale (PoS) systems.. In this article, Numaan Huq from SophosLabs takes a step back from the technical details and looks at the evolution of these PoS RAM scrapers.
In the second post in our ‘Who is SophosLabs’ series, threat researcher Joanne Garvey reveals how she protects her information online, why she has no time for hobbies, and her fascination with chaos theory.
Following on from the recent analysis of the Glazunov exploit kit, Fraser Howard takes a detailed look at two other closely related kits. He finds several similarities which suggest that the same criminal group may well be behind all three.
In this article, Fraser Howard takes a look at Glazunov - an exploit kit that has been increasingly active in recent weeks. In this deep dive, readers can learn more about how these attacks operate.