New breeds of malware · Curiosity is bliss

Curiosity is bliss    Archive    Feed    About    Search

Julien Couvreur's programming blog and more

New breeds of malware

 

Here are two kinds malware that caught my attention recently, which I had never thought about:


These fit the trend of the last couple of years, the rise of profit as a motive for attacks. Profit definitely changes the threat modelling picture: for example, the traditional threat of sensitive documents being leaked or deleted morphs into extortion. I guess the mitigation stays the same in that case though: make backups.
I wonder what other kind of wacky or imaginative attacks hackers are coming up with these days and we may not even know anything about yet.

______________________________________

World of Warcraft password stealing trojan (via Bruce Schneier)

Somebody using this programm stole my account in WoW =(

Posted by: Olga (December 23, 2005 01:09 AM)
comments powered by Disqus