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VB2018 paper: From drive-by download to drive-by mining: understanding the new paradigm

Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura, in which he details the shift from exploit kits to drive-by mining. We also publish the video of his VB2018 presentation.
When it comes to web-based threats, Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura is one of the people to follow. His quarterly reviews of the exploit kit landscape are an essential read… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/10/vb2018-paper-drive-download-drive-mining-understanding-new-paradigm/

VB2018 preview: From drive-by download to drive-by mining

At VB2018, Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura will discuss the rise of drive-by cryptocurrency mining, explaining how it works and putting it in the broader context of changes in the cybercrime landscape.
"Understanding the new paradigm", Malwarebytes researcher Jérôme Segura writes in the title of his upcoming VB2018 presentation on drive-by mining. He could hardly have put it… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/08/vb2018-preview-drive-download-drive-mining/

VB2016 paper: The TAO of Automated Iframe Injectors - Building Drive-by Platforms For Fun

We publish Aditya K. Sood's VB2016 paper on the use of iframe injectors by cybercriminals to deliver drive-by downloads.
VB2016 took place almost two weeks ago, since when we have had many requests to publish the papers presented at the conference, as well as the videos of those presentations. Virus… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/october/vb2016-paper-tao-automated-iframe-injectors-building-drive-platforms-fun/

Virus Bulletin publishes first web filter test report

After a lot of preparation, Virus Bulletin is proud to have published the first "VBWeb" comparative web filter test report, in which products' ability to block web-based malware and drive-by downloads was tested. Fortinet's FortiGuard appliance was the fi…
Virus Bulletin has been testing security products for more than 18 years, and in recent years, we have had many requests from product developers asking us to test their web… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/02/virus-bulletin-published-first-corporate-web-filter-test-report/

Php.net compromised to serve malware

Researchers initially believed Google warning was a false positive.
Researchers initially believed Google warning was a false positive. For a few days this week, the popular php.net website was serving malware to some of its visitors and was doing… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2013/10/php-net-compromised-serve-malware/

Apache binaries replaced by stealth malcious ones

Malicious servers opening backdoors, performing redirects.
Malicious servers opening backdoors, performing redirects. Researchers at ESET and Sucuri have discovered a modified Apache binary that is used on hundreds of web servers to… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2013/04/apache-binaries-replaced-stealth-malcious-ones/

One in ten spam messages contains drive-by download link

80-fold increase in one month.
80-fold increase in one month. I do not think I am unique in that I can recognize (most) phishing pages from a mile away and that I know that, if I ever wanted to buy… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2012/10/one-ten-spam-messages-contains-drive-download-link/

Android malware served via compromised websites

Malware downloaded automatically, but requires user permission to be installed.
Malware downloaded automatically, but requires user permission to be installed. Researchers at mobile security company Lookout have discovered a number of compromised websites that… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2012/05/android-malware-served-compromised-websites/

Researchers find many popular sites serving drive-by downloads

10 million people exposed to malware served by 25,000 most visited sites alone.
10 million people exposed to malware served by 25,000 most visited sites alone. Researchers at Barracuda Labs have found that 58 among the 25,000 most popular websites were serving… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2012/04/researchers-find-many-popular-sites-serving-drive-downloads/

Spammers turn to DoubleClick for open redirect

Loophole in Google's AdSense solved, but new flaw quickly uncovered.
Loophole in Google's AdSense solved, but new flaw quickly uncovered. The good name of web giant Google continues to be a popular source of legitimacy among spammers, despite their… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/06/spammers-turn-doubleclick-open-redirect/

Mass attack infects over half a million web pages

United Nations and UK Government sites among those infected by SQL injection.
United Nations and UK Government sites among those infected by SQL injection. Hackers have managed to insert malicious code into hundreds of thousands of websites, making their… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/04/mass-attack-infects-over-half-million-web-pages/

China-Tibet row spills over into malware attacks

Both sides of debate targeted to spread malicious code.
Both sides of debate targeted to spread malicious code. With the political row over China's involvement in Tibet continuing to make the headlines, cybercriminals have been as quick… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/04/china-tibet-row-spills-over-malware-attacks/

From Simple Mail to Hypertext

HTTP and FTP take over from SMTP as common malware spreading methods.
HTTP and FTP take over from SMTP as common malware spreading methods.A report from F-Secure has highlighted the recent shift in malware spreading methods from email to web-based… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/03/simple-mail-hypertext/

More 'trusted sites' carrying iframe danger

Big wave of website infections could affect tens of thousands of sites, Trend Micro latest victim.
Big wave of website infections could affect tens of thousands of sites, Trend Micro latest victim. Earlier this week McAfee reported a major outbreak of website infections, with as… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/03/more-trusted-sites-carrying-iframe-danger/

'Search engines should do more to fight malware'

85% of users think that search engines should be doing more.
85% of users think that search engines should be doing more. According to a recent poll, 85% of visitors to the VB website think that search engines should be doing more to fight… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/03/search-engines-should-do-more-fight-malware/

Over 1 per cent of search results include malicious sites

Google research paper confirms significant increase in number of malware-serving websites.
Google research paper confirms significant increase in number of malware-serving websites. Recent reports of increasing numbers of websites serving malicious content have been… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/02/over-1-cent-search-results-include-malicious-sites/

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