Originally posted on August 4, 2007 @ 10:15 pm
Malware and other malicious code still remains to be one of the biggest headaches of a computer owner. I hate to say this but attempts to get rid of bad software is just a never ending war of escalation. A hacker or malicious coder makes a virus, a software security company finds a solution to stop the virus, the hacker then attempts to create new code to bypass the new security. It just goes on and on.
At this stage of this cycle it looks like the hackers are on the upsurge. Security vendors have reported that there has been an increase in malware activity in Russia.
Researchers from Trend Micro revealed that they have discovered a Russian server that is hosting around 400 types of malware in what is seen to be a likely preparation for a future large scale attack.
According to the report, Trend Micro network architect Paul Ferguson said that the server had a “cornucopia” of new malware. Further investigation revealed that web sites containing malicious iFrames that were proxying requests for the malware. All of the web sites had, according to them, Italian sounding names and content but the hosting facility is located in Germany.
This is a great caus of concern for us desktop and laptop users. I would suggest being more vigilant in opening ALL attachments and in allowing scripts to run on web sites you are not familiar with.
[tags]malware, Trend Micro, iFrames[/tags]