27 de July de 2012
Malware, much like all weapons, evolve based upon multiple factors, be it the protections of their intended target, the weapon operator and their organization or the general intent that it was created for. Unlike most weapons though, malware evolved with a pattern closer to that of a biological disease. Early variants were created and most of them failed, however useful traits were passed on to new generations of malware and as time went on, only the most stealthy and ruthless malware survived. This blog post is a quick summary of malware through the years, from its early origins in the late 60’s to the “super –malware” we all know and fear today.
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14 de February de 2011
It’s that time of year again, where the world gets together to speak about security in all its forms. One issue that is clearly on the mind of security researchers we have spoken to, is the appearance in the wild of the new and improved SpyEye supertrojan, which is now making the rounds months after merging with Zeus.
There is no consensus as to the actual danger presented by this super crimeware family, relative to lesser-known variants, but its sheer size guarantees that it will continue to be closely watched by a large number of security firms and analysts.
Will SpyeEye be one for the record books, or will it get caught in its own hype cycle? We will be speaking with a variety of different firms this week for some expert opinions.