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Chinese whispers of malware writing and bribery in the industry

As China corruption scandals rumble on, more rumours of malware writers in AV firms surface.
As China corruption scandals rumble on, more rumours of malware writers in AV firms surface. Several recent stories in the media have revolved around China and malware writers,… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/12/chinese-whispers-malware-writing-and-bribery-industry/

Botnet taken down as ringleaders are arrested

'Mariposa' included almost 13 million zombies.
'Mariposa' included almost 13 million zombies. Spanish authorities have managed to take down the Mariposa botnet - one of the largest of its kind which is believed to have infected… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2010/03/botnet-taken-down-ringleaders-are-arrested/

Trojan-to-worm automation tool spotted

GUI gizmo adds extra spreading menace to any malware.
GUI gizmo adds extra spreading menace to any malware. Researchers at Panda have discovered a simple and colourful graphical application designed to add basic worm techniques to… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/06/trojan-worm-automation-tool-spotted/

M&S joins high-street AV retail crowd

Upmarket store to match rivals in security software selling.
Upmarket store to match rivals in security software selling. Leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has joined fellow high-street chain Woolworths and supermarket leviathan… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/02/m-amp-s-joins-high-street-av-retail-crowd/

Google links scam Avira users

Suspect firm advertising via Google found to be specialising in hijacking security brands.
Suspect firm advertising via Google found to be specialising in hijacking security brands.Google searches for Avira and the company's anti-malware product Antivir, a free version… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/01/google-links-scam-avira-users/

Series of products hit by vulnerabilities

Researcher finds flaws in ESET, Panda and Norman AV software.
Researcher finds flaws in ESET, Panda and Norman AV software. Researcher Sergio Alvarez has reported on vulnerabilities found in a string of anti-virus products this week, with… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/07/series-products-hit-vulnerabilities/

Phishing techniques and technology revealed

Serious software used to analyse phished data, and a phisher talks.
Serious software used to analyse phished data, and a phisher talks. Some insights into the workings of phishing scams were revealed this week, as a sophisticated tool designed to… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/phishing-techniques-and-technology-revealed/

ZOO archive issues hit security vendors

Errors handling rare format patched by four AV and anti-spam products.
Errors handling rare format patched by four AV and anti-spam products. A researcher has revealed details of flawed implementation of a somewhat archaic archive format, .zoo, which… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/zoo-archive-issues-hit-security-vendors/

A new generation of Panda

Panda sells majority shareholding.
Panda sells majority shareholding. Spanish security vendor Panda Software has announced the sale of 75% of its shareholding to southern European investment group Investindustrial… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/05/new-generation-panda/

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