Authors of the last viruses are Russians

Tuesday, 29 June 2004, 12:40 PM EST

The authors of the last malicious action to spread computer viruses exploiting earlier unknown flaw in the Internet browser are people of Archangelsk, Russia.

"Results of code analysis do not leave any doubts about determining of authors of this malicious virus spread. There is an "author line" in the code saying "Coded by HangUp Team". This suggests that authors and initiators of the action are HangUp team, an internationally known group of virusmakers and hackers," an announcement on the Kaspersky Labs website says.

By Timofey Saytarly at Computer Crime Research Center.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Dec 19th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //