GAUSS VIRUS : THREAT DESIGNED TO MONITOR ONLINE BANKING ACCOUNTS According to Kaspersky lab, a new Cyber Surveillance ”GAUSS” virus has been found in Middle-East that can Spy on banking transactions & steal the login and password of the victims. Gauss appears to have come from the same nation-state factories that produced Stuxnet. “Gauss” is another example of cyber-espionage of a toolkit based on the Flame platform.
HACKERS POSTED FAKE NEWS STORY ON ITS BLOG-REUTERS. A FAKE NEWS STORY REGARDING THE CONFLICT IN SYRIA HAS BEEN POSTEN ON REUTERS SITE. Reuters.com was target of a hack on Friday & their blogging platform was compromised. A false blog posting, reportedly carrying an interview with the head of the Syrian army was illegally posted on Reuters blog page. This was followed by 2 million people on twitter.
ZEUS BANKING TROJAN INFECTING BLACKBERRY DEVICES. ZEUS TROJAN targeting Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry devices. While most of the world is treating the once-mighty Blackberry as also-ran in the Smartphone market, malware authors still think it’s worth a crack-and have crafted a package designed to drop a ZEUS malware variant on the device. A new form of infamous ZEUS-Banking Trojan has been uncovered from RIM (Research in Motion’s) Blackberry devices.