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Recently, the FortiGuard Labs research team observed that a new variant of Poison Ivy was being spread through a compromised PowerPoint file. We captured a PowerPoint file named Payment_Advice.ppsx, which is in OOXML format. Once the victim opens this file using the MS PowerPoint program, the malicious code contained in the file is executed. It downloads the Poison Ivy malware onto the victim’s computer and then launches it. In this blog, I’ll show the details of how this happens, what techniques are used by this malware, as well as... [Read More]
by RSS Xiaopeng Zhang  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Cybercrime was thwarted a bit during the last full week of May, with arrests that ranged from an alleged high profile cybercriminal to a small time hacker. And researchers possibly found a way to combat a major SSL spoof that plagued several CAs last year. Here's a look at May 21-25 in security. Facebook Malware On The Loose: Perhaps not surprising in light of the social networking giant’s recent IPO, malware is circulating on Facebook, reeling in victims by asking them innocuously if they want to terminate their accounts. As typical of phishing... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  May 29, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends