Blackhole exploit kit
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...
SophosLabs has been tracking an infection of Mal/Iframe-AL on Seagate's blog since late February.
Are you taking enough care of your company's websites?
SophosLabs has seen huge volumes of legitimate sites being compromised with malicious redirects in recent weeks.
Fraser Howard explains what's going on, and how the compromised web servers are almost exclusively running Apache.
For those interested in exploit kits and how they work, Gabor Szappanos has published the second (and concluding) part of his technical paper looking at the Blackhole kit.
Recommended reading for all those that want a little more detail as to how one of the most prolific and widely used crimeware kits actually works.
When security researchers make available proof of concept code to demonstrate vulnerabilities, are they actually supporting the malicious exploit kit authors?
SophosLabs expert Gabor Szappanos shows that the creators of exploit kits aren't the ones discovering the zero day vulnerabilities.
Do you want to learn more about the exploit kit that is arguably responsible for the most malware infections this year?
Well read the latest technical paper from SophosLabs, where Gabor Szappanos uncovers some of the details behind the Blackhole exploit kit.
Computer users are getting infected with ransomware because criminals have managed to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites.
A new round of spams proclaims you have been charged for a large purchase from Apple.
All links lead to webpages infected with the Blackhole exploit kit. Be cautious with your online shopping this holiday season.
Numerous .eu domains have been registered this month for the purposes of infecting computers with malware, via the Blackhole exploit kit.
Security expert Fraser Howard takes a closer look.
Are some of the different variants of Blackhole exploit kit that SophosLabs are seeing actually new versions of this popular Exploit kit? Or simply copycats created by other groups?
The vulnerability is selling for up to $50K on the black market, security researchers say, and has been included in a package of banking Trojans called the Blackhole Exploit Kit, which is the most prevalent exploit kit out there.
A malware attack has been spammed out widely via email to internet users, posing as a message about photos.
Facebook users are warned to be on their guard against unsolicited emails they might receive suggesting that someone has left an offensive comment about them on their wall.
In an attempt to cash in on the interest in the upcoming US presidential election, online criminals have begun circulating malicious emails pretending to be CNN news alerts about Mitt Romney pulling ahead in the polls.
Online scammers are using a recent email from Microsoft Corp. as bait in a widespread phishing campaign that exploits vulnerabilities in Oracle’s Java software to install malicious programs on vulnerable systems.
A major malware campaign has been spread via spam email and compromised self-hosted WordPress blogs, attempting to infect computers using the notorious Blackhole exploit kit.
SophosLabs is intercepting a wave of malicious emails that have been spammed out around the world, luring unsuspecting internet users into clicking on a malicious attachment.