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Mac OS X Backdoor Delivered Via Exploit Hits Asian Activists

A bug in the Mac OS X version of the Microsoft Office suite has been used to spy on the cyber-habits of some Asian activists militating against the Chinese government.  This highly-targeted attack uses a specially-crafted document delivered via email – if opened, the malicious document drops and installs a backdoor application on the victim’s Mac computer that gives an attacker control of the system. The do...

BitDefender weekly review

Files aren't always what they seem to be. This week BitDefender Labs found a downloader Trojan that is hiding under the icon of a Word Document. It is not uncommon for e-threats to use this kind of disguise, especially because Microsoft Window has the...

The Spam Omelette #34

Welcome to a new issue of our Spam Omelette, the weekly review focused on the latest trends in the spam industry. Before moving forward with the material, please take a look at our testing and map generation methodology, as explained in our first issue....

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