Tag: variant

New variant of Waledac botnet detected  
By Dan Raywood | Feb 22, 2012 | Comment Now 
After the original was taken down two years ago.
Mac Defender variant 'requires no password' 
By Stewart Mitchell | May 27, 2011 | Comment Now 
New strain bypasses administrator checks.
Conficker still a threat, one year on 
By Dan Raywood | Nov 23, 2009 | Comment Now 
Complacency now an issue.
New ransomware variant features novel payment scheme 
New Koobface variant hits Twitter users 
By Iain Thomson | Aug 10, 2009 | Comment Now 
New and improved version causing problems.
Gumblar 'botnet' continues to grow as new variants detected 
By Dan Raywood | May 20, 2009 | Comment Now 
The Gumblar attack is continuing to hit websites with new variants detected in Japan.
Conficker E set to become dormant on May 3 
By Dan Raywood | Apr 17, 2009 | Comment Now 
Shavlik Technologies has predicted that the E variant of the Conficker worm will be killed off on the 3rd of May.
New variant of mebroot detected that is harder to find and destroy 
By Dan Raywood | Apr 15, 2009 | Comment Now 
The 'mebroot' rootkit has been recreated and is hitting computer hard drives.
New variant of Conficker worm detected 
By Dan Raywood | Apr 14, 2009 | Comment Now 
A new variant of the Conficker/Downadup worm has been detected that utilises peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks.
Neeris worm variant imitates methods of Conficker 
By Dan Kaplan | Apr 7, 2009 | Comment Now 
Microsoft researchers are warning of a new malware variant that has been customised to exploit the same vulnerability as the notorious Conficker worm.
Virut variant and Storm Worm dominate malware statistics in March 
By Dan Raywood | Apr 3, 2009 | Comment Now 
The Virut variant was the most active file in March with 30 new vulnerabilities identified as 'critical'.
New variant of RSPlug Mac trojan  
By Angela Moscaritolo | Mar 31, 2009 | Comment Now 
A new variant of the RSPlug trojan, which targets Apple machines, was recently discovered in the wild.
New Sality variant contains moneymaking twist 
By Angela Moscaritolo | Feb 20, 2009 | Comment Now 
Users should be cautious of a new virus variant that leverages the old technique of file infection with the modern-day desire for financial gain, security researchers have warned.
Koobface worm variant circulating on Facebook 
By Angela Moscaritolo | Dec 8, 2008 | Comment Now 
Spammed links leading to Koobface are likely to come from infected friends.
SecureWorks: Commercial banking accounts targeted by Prg trojan variant 
By Jim Carr | Dec 18, 2007 | Comment Now 
A Russian criminal organisation known as UpLevel and its German affiliates are using a version of the Prg trojan to attack commercial banking clients, according to anti-virus ...
Gozi variant contains keylogger function 
By Fiona Raisbeck | May 21, 2007 | Comment Now 
A fresh variant of the Russian Gozi virus has attacked thousands of computers in various countries in the past month.
Stration variant spreading through Skype 
By Frank Washkuch | Mar 26, 2007 | Comment Now 
Websense has discovered a new set of malicious code being distributed by the Stration worm through the Skype network.
New Bagle variant using .zip attachments 
By Dan Kaplan | Jun 21, 2006 | Comment Now 
The ever-present Bagle worm again is making the rounds, this time spreading as an emailed .zip attachment encrypted with a password.
Feebs variant threatening users 
By Frank Washkuch | Feb 23, 2006 | Comment Now 
A new variant of the W32/Feebs worm is in the wild, security firms warned this week.
New variant hides 'elaborate' eBay fraud  
By William Eazel | Feb 8, 2006 | Comment Now 
Security experts have warned web users to guard against a newly intercepted mutant of the Feebs trojan that attempts to dupe eBay users with an "elaborate" fraud.
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