Attackers implement AV evasion functionality
In the beginning of March 2013, a new bot called “Beta Bot” entered the market. With less than €500, Beta Bot is sold relatively cheap, considering its vast feature list. Even though most of those features are pretty standard for today's bots, like different DOS-attack methods, remote connection abilities, form grabbers and other information stealing capabilities, one particular ability caught our attention: "Disable Anti Virus", says the ad posted in an underground forum, followed by a list of nearly 30 security programs that are said to be disabled by Beta Bot.
Read more: http://blog.gdatasoftware.com/blog/article/a-new-bot-on-the-market-beta-bot.html
The fraudsters are targeting Android mobile devices with which users receive mTANs for online banking services. If a user installs the offered app, which was even available in the Google Play store, this does not increase the user's online banking security but opens the gates to attackers.
Read more: http://blog.gdatasoftware.com/blog/article/apparent-security-certificate-turns-out-to-be-android-malware.html
For months, tech magazines and the media have been reporting about the end of support of Microsoft’s very popular products in April 2014: Windows XP and Office 2003. But many end users and especially business users are still booting their Win XP computers day by day –they put their computers including their data and privacy at risk if they don’t act now. Read more: http://goo.gl/f8fYsD
Read more: http://blog.gdatasoftware.com/blog/article/banking-trojans-disguise-attack-targets-in-the-cloud.html
In the first half of the year, G Data Security Labs registered a total of 519,095 new malware files. Compared to the second half of 2012, that is an increase of 180 percent. The number of malware families doubled to 454. Among the classified malware files, Trojan horses had a share of 86 percent.
Read the new G Data Mobile MalwareReport: http://www.gdatasoftware.com/about-g-data/press-center/news/news-details/article/3304-android-malware-barometer-show.html
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