Tag Archives: anti-virus software

Estonia Nets A Big Phish

By | April 6, 2005

The Register, quoting AP, says that an Estonian man suspected of plundering millions from hundreds of online bank accounts accounts across Europe was arrested last week. AP reports that the unnamed 24 year-old allegedly used a sophisticated Trojan in order to monitor the keystrokes on victims’ PCs and extract confidential banking passwords that allowed him to plunder online… Read More »

Will Inspector Brown Save Us From The Phishers?

By | July 22, 2004

Combatting phishing ain’t easy. So how does a new weapon, Inspector Brown, mentioned in a comment to an earlier posting here on phishing, shape up? Inspector Brown is a program that sits between you and your browser (IE, only, I think, but the documentation is minimalist, to put it mildly) and warns you if a site you are… Read More »

Keeping Out The Worms

By | April 20, 2004

Can we really keep out worms? An interesting piece from Information Security Magazine takes a look at a range of “antiworm” products which promise to contain worms by weeding out bad traffic. Among them: Mirage Networks, ForeScout, Check Point Software Technologies, Silicon Defense and IBM. They use different approaches, from looking for unfulfilled Address Resolution Protocol requests, to anomaly… Read More »

Viruses And The Russian Connection

By | February 2, 2004

As feared, MyDoom seems to come from Russia. Or does it? The Moscow Times quotes Kaspersky Labs as saying they used location-sensing software to trace the first e-mails infected with MyDoom back to addresses with Russian Internet providers. “It’s scary, but most serious viruses are written in Russia,” said Denis Zenkov, spokesman for Kaspersky, the country’s largest anti-virus… Read More »

Update: Sobig’s 9/11

By | August 22, 2003

 Here’s some more evidence that the Sobig worms may be part of something more sinister: Central Command, a provider of PC anti-virus software and services, says its latest incarnation, Sobig.F, “is estimated to have infected millions of systems worldwide and may draw on them to be part of a cyber army focusing a digital assault against major online… Read More »