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darkleech

A Brief Overview of Darkleech

A piece of malware, Darkleech, has been making the news rounds as of late. This one targets web servers, specifically Apache 2.2.2 and above. Instead of merely compromising a web server and uploading malicious content to be served to unsuspecting victims, Darkleech goes a step further by installing a special module that is loaded by…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team April 4, 2013
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error-dns

Can’t load this page? Check your DNS settings.

DNSChanger malware is on top of everyone’s mind this week since over 270,000 systems may be effectively losing internet access next Monday because of it. What is DNSChanger malware? The criminal organization behind DNSChanger is long gone, but the effects of the malware persist. DNSChanger malware, as the name says, changes your DNS server settings…

Post by Nate Hatcher July 6, 2012
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Patch Tuesday June 2012: RDP broken, again. Stuxnet TTF, again.

This is shaping up to be an interesting Patch Tuesday with critical vulnerabilities being released across a combination of operating system components and client applications. In total there are 7 Microsoft Security Bulletins covering 26 distinct vulnerabilities in this June 2012 Microsoft Patch Tuesday. More than half of these vulnerabilities are rated as being likely…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team June 12, 2012
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Flame Burns a Little Brighter

Did you know that Microsoft’s Terminal Server Licensing Service (we’ll call it TSLS for convenience) generated certificates that could be used to sign code? No? Neither did Redmond. Flame leveraged a “0day” (zero day) within TSLS to sign its own code, allowing it to appear as if the code came from Microsoft. This allowed Flame…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team June 4, 2012
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Putting out the Flames

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: there is a new piece of malware and this one is even worse than the last one. It is bigger, scarier, more complex and will take years, according to some estimates, to actually ever know what the malware really does. And of course it already has a…

Post by Marc Maiffret May 30, 2012
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Honey, Does this Installer Make Me Look Fat?

I remember the days when I used download.com to grab utilities and shareware, never really questioning why I used download.com. All I knew is that it was safe and fast, usually appearing as a top search result in Google and it was always available. Unfortunately, CBS Interactive found that it would be monetarily advantageous to bundle downloads in…

Post by The eEye Research Team December 7, 2011
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