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Phishing Trojans: GEZ and 1&1 Was Yesterday

01 February 2007

At the moment, every fifth e-mail that is infected with malware in Germany contains the Trojan downloader 'Nurech'. Over the last few days it's been cropping up as an invoice from GEZ or 1&1. The latest ploys are allegedly rejected payments from eBay or orders placed with various online shops.

Increasing Threat of Phishing

30 January 2007

Cyber criminals are working on increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques to get rich quickly and easily. A surge in phishing by 1,500% between 2005 and 2006 speaks for itself and should set off alarm bells with everyone.

Exploit Kit Automates Attacks Using Websites

17 January 2007

A group of Brazilian malware authors are now using a web exploiting program that originates from Russia. It creates websites with malicious code at the click of a button, making it child's play to infect an unpatched PC with malware if you surf onto the site.

Microsoft Patch Day - Critical Gaps Closed

15 January 2007

On January 9th, 2007, it was patch time again. On the first patch day of the New Year, Microsoft published a repair kit for four critical security gaps. Once again this affects frequently-used and widely distributed applications, so you need to install the patches straight away.

Tax Office - Phishing

12 January 2007

Phishing mails promising tax refunds have appeared in Great Britain and the USA. However, the website mentioned in the e-mails does not transfer the data to the financial authorities.