Acropolis10

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Acropolis 10 is a Trojan that allows an unauthorized user almost complete control over your PC, jeopardizing your private information and your system's stability and security. With infection, your computer may become unstable and you may lose confidential data, such as usernames and passwords, and financial account information.

CodenameAlvin

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Keyloggers | Threat Level: 8/10
Codename Alvin may capture your personal information by recording keystrokes you make. An anonymous user is then emailed this data, possibly allowing this user access to your usernames and passwords for various accounts.

PornAds

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Porns Ads places itself in your system folder (C:WindowsSystem) and adds a start-up reference in your registry. Porn Ads may then repeatedly launch pornographic pop-up advertisements while your computer is on. www.SexySquirter.com

Qcbar

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Bad Toolbars | Threat Level: 2/10
Qcbar is adware by Adult Links. It may redirect your URL requests and add bookmarks to your Favorites folder, some of which may be pornographic. Qcbar may also display advertisements, promotions, graphics, and links to affiliated or third-party websites, and may monitor and report your Internet activity to its parent server. www.AdultLinksCo.com

WebSavings

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
WebSavings is adware that may monitor your Internet activity and your personal information as you surf the web. WebSavings may pop-up contextual advertising based on what website you're currently visiting, and may offer "web savings" in the form of comparision shopping. WebSavings may also disable your other software programs that interfere with WebSavings.

AdDynamix

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Tracking Cookies
AdDynamix is a dangerous tracking cookie that can track or record personal information along with internet surfing habits. Information collected by the AdDynamix can be remotely accessed or sent to a hacker. Collection of personal information through AdDynamix could lead to identity theft. Once a system is infected with AdDynamix it may also start displaying bogus popup adverts leading the user to bogus websites that promote illegitimate security applications. AdDynamix can be classified as an advertisement tracking cookie. An Advertisment tracking cookie can be easily mistaking for a...

BackNote

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
BackNote is a Trojan that spreads itself through emailed attachments of files called "PICTURE.EXE" and "MANAGER.EXE." Both of these files copy themselves to your Windows directory as a file called "NOTE.EXE" and register themselves to be executed every time your computer starts up. BackNote may then capture information from your system -- including your usernames and passwords -- and copy them to an encrypted DAT file. This file is automatically emailed to BackNote's anonymous user.

SpygraphicaProfessional30

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Keyloggers | Threat Level: 8/10
SpyGraphica Pro is a spyware program with specialized keylogging functions. SpyGraphica will log every keystroke you make and organize it into a log detailing which application you are typing into and the date and times of the keystrokes. SpyGraphica also automaticallly records compressed screen snapshots, much like a surveillance camera. With SpyGraphica, an anonymous user may see your every open application, every chatroom and instant message conversation you have, every email you send or receive, and every website you visit. The graphic and text record of all your computer activity is...

GirlFriend

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
GirlFriend is a Trojan that provides an unauthorized user with some remote control over your system, making it possible to capture your personal information. Girlfriend captures usernames and passwords by recording every keystroke you make and emailing these logs to an anonymous user. Through GirlFriend, an anonymous user may also send you to URLs, change your server's port, plays sounds, and send you "system" messages.

Sex

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Uncategorized
Sex is a tracking cookie that monitors your Internet activity and gathers your personal information as you surf the web. This information may be retrieved by the parent company, without your consent. www.Sex.com

Netministrator

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Netministrator is a Trojan that offers an unauthorized user access to and control of your computer. Through Netministrator, an anonymous user may spy on your computer activity with screenshots and recording audio through your computer's microphone. Netministrator also allows the user to upload software onto your system, and download and delete files stored on your hard drive. Other features allow the user to shutdown and restart your system, open URLs, secretly execute files, control your server, hide your desktop icons, change your wallpaper, start your screensaver, open and close your...

WegCash

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Uncategorized
WegCash is a tracking cookie that monitors your Internet activity and gathers your personal information as you surf the web. This information may be retrieved by the parent company, without your consent. www.WegCash.com

AdMonitor

Posted: March 24, 2005 | Category: Uncategorized
AdMonitor is a tracking cookie that monitors your Internet activity and gathers your personal information as you surf the web. This information may be retrieved by the parent company, without your consent. www.L90.com

BrilliantDigitals

Posted: March 23, 2005 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Brilliant Digital is a tracking cookie that monitors your Internet activity and gathers your personal information as you surf the web. This information may be retrieved by the parent company, without your consent. www.BrilliantDigital.com

LetsSearch

Posted: March 23, 2005 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Lets Search is an Internet Explorer toolbar that provides specialized search functions. The adware may redirect your search requests to its controlling server and may also generate advertisements on your computer.

BOFRA Security Exploit - Alert

Posted: November 22, 2004 | Category: Malware News
COMPROMISED AD SERVER SPREADS A VIRUS LIKE WILDFIRE Banner ads have become the latest delivery mechanism for Hijacking computers through security exploits. A recent wave of banners targetted a known flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser. Over the weekend, hackers broke into a server that handles ad delivery for Germany's Falk eSolutions. The hackers successfully loaded exploit code on banner advertising, and served them on hundreds of Web sites. "Users visiting Web sites that carry banner advertising delivered by our system were periodically delivered a file from the...

Fake Online StoreFront Phishing Scam

Posted: November 19, 2004 | Category: Phishing
PROBLEM A con that goes all the way back to the beginning of the World Wide Web is coming back strong. Fake online storefronts set up just to harvest credit card information. These sites are a pure form of Fraud and their victims can face multiple identity theft issues. In this scam, thieves build Web sites purveying everything from sporting goods to contact lenses at cheap prices. They drive people to the site with spam. The Web sites look real because of pictures and descriptions of goods they take from real online stores. They even put up phony privacy or security policies. The...

Natwest Scam

Posted: November 17, 2004 | Category: Phishing
A new phishing fraud was identified today, that is so insidious it forced natwest bank to close down portions of its online bank to UK customers. Technical details on how the scam is carried out are still unknown, but it appears as if an e-mail is being sent along with a trojan or other type of malware script directing customers to NatWest Bank's official website but then popping up bogus alerts to the consumer. If you visit NatWest homepage you will see an alert stating, "Fraud Alert. Do not enter any online banking details into pop-ups/new windows that may appear in front of this...

How the 'About: Blank' Hijacker Affects Your Computer

Posted: November 16, 2004 | Category: Malware News
First sighted: March 2004 Symptoms: Internet Explorer homepages changed to about-blank.ws and 213.159.118.226 (1-se.com), hijack returning on system restart Removal difficulty: Involves some Registry editing and deleting a randomly named file Identifying lines in Support log: R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,SearchURL = http://about-blank.ws/page/ R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Search Bar = http://about-blank.ws/page/ R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain,Default_Search_URL = http://about-blank.ws/page/ R1 - HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftInternet...

About: Blank - Source of Funding

Posted: November 12, 2004 | Category: Malware News
HELP US FIND OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE About: Blank is an advertising based business. While the identities of those responsible is concealed by clever internet tactics. The identity of those that advertise through About: Blank is readily available information. By assembling a list of advertisers and sponsors it will be relatively easy to track down whoever is responsible for infecting machines with this malicious software. United States Law provides numerous remedies to track down a group such as those responsible for publishing About: Blank. Once a comprehensive list of their...
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