Month: March 2013

Backdoor Uses Evernote as Command-and-Control Server

With its rich functionality and accessibility, Evernote is a popular note-taking tool for its many users. Unfortunately, it may also provide the perfect cover for cybercriminals’ tracks. We recently uncovered a malware that appears to be using Evernote as a communication and control (C&C) server. The malware attempts to connect to Evernote via https://evernote.com/intl/zh-cn, which …

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Turkish FlashPlayer? no! It’s malware

I recently came across the file “FlashPlayer.exe” during the course of regular research. The file had been distributed with the file name FlashPlayer.exe and not surprisingly, when executed, it shows the following GUI, partly written in Turkish: Obviously, it’s disguised as an Adobe Flash Player 11 installer. Here is more info about the file: File …

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Anonymous-linked groups hack Israeli websites, release personal data

An anti-Israel hacking collective affiliated with Anonymous says it has initiated a widespread cyber attack against the Jewish state, penetrating websites affiliated with the Mossad security service and a slew of related entities. The hackers claimed late Friday that they have obtained and released personal information relating to 35,000 Israeli government officials, including politicians, military …

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Emma Stone’s twitter hacked

3/22/2013: Emma Stone revealed that she was not behind the ambiguous tweets concerning boyfriend Andrew Garfield and co-star Shailene Woodley that sparked cheating rumors. Speculation surrounded Stone’s mysterious “tweet and delete” spree over the past few months. Emma addressed the rumors on an On Air with Ryan Seacrest radio interview. One tweet in particular on …

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