An outage of the Windows Live ID service affected a large number of MSN users today including users of the popular Hotmail email service. Hotmail is one of the largest web based email outlets and not surprisingly news of the outage spread quickly as users were not able to access their email.
The threat landscape continues to evolve—individual and state-backed hackers and agencies become increasingly emboldened to compromise websites and servers, steal CPU cycles for cryptocurrency mining, embark on social engineering efforts to find backdoors, and sway public opinion through fake news and other measures. zvelo provides the most advanced URL/IP categorization database for web filtering, whitelists and blacklists, and residential and business protections against bad actors and malicious online behavior. Explore our network security solutions, cyber threat map, and malicious exploit detection offerings for the most advanced threat intelligence available to OEMs and device manufacturers.
Since its’ release on January 21st, the newest version of the Firefox web browser has received a great deal of attention. In just a short time it has achieved over 30 million downloads. Adware pushers are capitalizing on the success of Firefox, packing ad serving software in with the program in an effort to increase their reach.
The security community at large and the eSoft Threat Prevention Team have recently noticed an uptick in sites compromised by a new injection attack that results in an injected iframe. This attack can be recognized by its attempts to masquerade the malicious script as GNU GPL or LGPL.
The FDA crackdown on online pharmacy sites has driven a lot of attention to illegal and fraudulent online pharmacies and in particular to their methods for tricking people to visit their sites. These practices include prolific spam and search engine poisoning.
Today, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet completed its much awaited first flight. As users searched to find videos and news articles related to the story, blackhats quickly moved in for yet another attack against Google search results.
zveloLABS™ is today warning users to be wary of sites hosted on g0oo.info, a Japanese hosting site. At this time, all blogs and other web sites hosted by g0oo.info are compromised and currently being used to boost the Google PageRank of various sites including Japanese pornography sites in a technique sometimes called “PageRank Bombing” and also referred to as “BlackHat SEO.”
Yahoo! Marketing users are the target of a new phishing scam being detected today by zveloLABS™. Webmasters receive a very believable notification that their Yahoo Marketing account has expired with a link to login and presumably reactivate the account.
The Koobface gang has struck again using compromised web servers to deliver a potent mix of malware. zveloLABS™ researchers have found hundreds of newly exploited sites hosting malware which includes downloaders, keyloggers and multiple variants of the Koobface worm.
zvelo first detected a compromise on the Fox Sports website two weeks ago and as of today, at least one Fox Sports host continues to contain automatic links to a multitude of dangerous exploits. Even with media coverage and direct emails, this compromised host has not been taken offline or cleaned. The threats being hosted have rotated with the most recent threats being remote script links to ackworld.com and nt002.cn.
The Fox Sports website remains infected and a risk to the 11m+ unique visitors (as reported by Compete). This website is ranked as the 135th in the United States and 523rd most popular in the World according to Alexa remains compromised and a major security risk to end-users.