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Symantec has discovered an 'interesting' worm that sabotages Microsoft SQL databases and replaces items with random values — something that could be difficult for businesses to remedy, it warns.
Dave Marcus, head of security research at McAfee, delves into the workings of Duqu, an information-stealing piece of malware that is shaping up to be as big a threat as Stuxnet
The Stuxnet worm is a 'wake-up call' because of its complexity and its aim at critical infrastructure systems, a Symantec director has told a US congressional committee.
Symantec security researcher Liam O Murchu posits a possible Stuxnet worm attack scenario. His speculation is driven by the technical features of the sophisticated malware threat.
Patient data is unlikely to have been compromised by an information stealing worm called Qakbot, said the company
The malware is being spammed out in emails that try to trick users by playing on their curiosity about a possible love interest, experts have warned
The malware which contributes compromised machines to the Storm botnet now has two further possible avenues of attack, claims Symantec
A year after the first Storm worm attack, security companies have warned of more variants being sent out in spam
Security researchers worked overtime in 2007, which turned out to be a nightmare for software vendors from day one.
The Storm worm is now more streamline and stable after malware authors ditched some key functions from the malicious code, according to researchers from Symantec.
The worm's authors have streamlined the code to make it more stable, researchers have claimed
The Storm worm which first surfaced in January is on the rise, but this time round the attack is delivered over the Web.
The virus has re-emerged but, rather than spreading through executable file attachments in emails, the latest attack is web-borne
Gartner predicts that all enterprises will be using Instant Messenger (IM) by 2010, which should send alarm bells ringing as IM attacks have increased by more than 700 percent in the past year.The analyst group predicts that penetration levels for enterprise-grade IM will rise from around 25 percent today to nearly 100 percent by the end of the decade.
update Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.According to the Symantec Security Response Web site, the worm is capable of infecting multiple operating system platforms and is spreading.
Two different pieces of malware were set loose on Skype users this week and although neither seems to be causing serious problems, security firms are confused.Just 24 hours after warning that there may be a worm exploiting the popular Skype Internet telephony service, Websense reclassified the pest as a Trojan horse.
A worm which scans for various Windows and Symantec AV vulnerabilities spread with though a limited number of Universities in the US and Australia. Although these vulnerabilities were patched by Microsoft and Symantec, the worm probed for vulnerability on port 2967 looking for a Symantec anti-virus client vulnerability found in May of 2006.
Symantec researchers question Windows Vista security, a sales pitch in disguise? Also, rootkits get better at hiding, MySpace users hit by flash worm, Oracle patches and AOL security software.
Spaceflash worm spreads by infecting "About me" pages, but it doesn't pose a high risk, Symantec says.
Company works through the holiday weekend to fix hole in corporate antivirus products that could let a worm spread.
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