The FBI suspects that 24-year-old Hamza Bendelladj, an Algerian national, developed, marketed, distributed and controlled the notorious botnet toolkit, used to steal millions of dollars from online bank accounts.
A new variant of the prevalent Citadel crimeware kit has been discovered to target Point of Sale (POS) devices. Find out more, in this analysis from SophosLabs expert James Wyke.
CERT Polska has announced takedown action against web properties associated with a huge botnet known as Virut.
Paul Ducklin takes a look at takedowns, and why they are important even if their effectiveness is often short-lived...
Ever since the source code of Zeus/Zbot leaked in May 2011, many new variants have appeared.
One particularly prevalent example is Citadel.
James Wyke of SophosLabs puts it under the microscope....
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.
UK Cybercrime investigator and Sophos consultant Bob Burls has been on the inside of some of the biggest law enforcement takedowns of the last decade.
A Maine construction company that saw its online bank account fraudulently drained of almost $600,000 might get some of it back due to what a US federal court has deemed shoddy security systems at its bank.
Microsoft, working with others in the financial services and computer security industry, has disrupted a number of botnets being used by the Zeus malware family, allegedly responsible for nearly half a billion dollars in damages.
Paul Ducklin joined Chet this week from a real-life Denial of Service situation at the domestic airport in Sydney, Australia. Topics discussed include Patch Tuesday, UBS losing £2.3bn, SpyEye on Android, Twit.tv hacked and Windows 8 including anti-virus.
After the discovery an Android edition of the Zeus malware kit we did not have to wait long for a SpyEye Android release.
Vanja Švajcer, SophosLabs Principal Resarcher, investigates the differences.
In this week's Chet Chat Kris Braun SophosLabs Threat Operations Manager joins Chet to discuss the week's news. Topics include OS X Lion, Oracle patches, Zeus for Android and Secunia's mid-year threat report.
The discovery of Android based SMS spyware related to Zeus toolkit raised a lot of interest in the anti-malware community.
The latest malware adopts the disguise of a Kaspersky anti-virus product.
Zeus, also known as ZBot, has grown into one of the most popular (or should that be unpopular?) and widespread crimeware kits on the internet.
Download our technical paper which takes a closer look at the infamous malware.
Chances are, you or someone you know has received an email purporting to be from NACHA saying your ACH membership has expired. Unless you're in the Financial Payments industry however, you might not know what this is.
The UK foreign secretary explained to a security conference yesterday how the UK government and associated defense contractors are being attacked by "hostile foreign agencies". We see everyday companies being attacked using the same technique, learn more on what you can do to protect yourself.
Sophos Security Chet Chats 35 and 36 discuss Movember, iOS, Reader X, Zeus, Stuxnet, China and more!
More alleged members of the ZBot banking cybercrime gang have been arrested by the FBI - this time in Wisconsin.