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Judge Dismisses Express Script Lawsuit

December 8, 2009
With no actual harm having been done, the judge said no damages could be sought.
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12/4: JSRedir-AI Embeds Into Web Pages

December 4, 2009
JSRedir-AI is a malicious JavaScript embedded in Web pages. More information can be found at this Sophos page.
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11/30: Packed.Generic.271 Targets Encrypted Files

November 30, 2009
Packed.Generic.271 is a heuristic detection for files that may have been obfuscated or encrypted in order to conceal them from antivirus software.
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11/25: Bloodhound.Exploit.286 is Heuristic Detection

November 25, 2009
Bloodhound.Exploit.286 is a heuristic detection for files attempting to exploit the Microsoft Internet Explorer 'Style' Object Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
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11/24: Suspicious.Stealers Detects Without Sigs

November 24, 2009
Suspicious.Stealers is a detection technology designed to detect entirely new malware threats without traditional signatures. This technology is aimed at detecting malicious software that has been intentionally mutated or morphed by attackers.
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11/23: iPhoneOS.Ikee.B Spreads on Jailbroken iPhones

November 23, 2009
iPhoneOS.Ikee.B is a worm that spreads through jailbroken iPhones by using the default SSH password.
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11/23: W32.Pykspa.E Spreads via Skype IM

November 23, 2009
W32.Pykspa.E is a worm that spreads through Skype Instant Messenger and sends confidential information to a remote location.
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11/19: TROJ_DELPACK.A Registers as a Browser Helper Object

November 19, 2009
This trojan registers itself as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to ensure its automatic execution every time Internet Explorer is run.
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11/18: Packed.Generic.269 Targets Encrypted Files

November 18, 2009
Packed.Generic.269 is a heuristic detection for files that may have been obfuscated or encrypted in order to conceal them from antivirus software.
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11/17: Backdoor.Bapkri Detects DLL Files

November 17, 2009
Backdoor.Bapkri is a generic detection for Dynamic Link Library (.dll) files that encrypt data to avoid detection and opens a back door to on the compromised computer.
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11/16: Troj/Zbot-JS Hides Spying Malware

November 16, 2009
Troj/Zbot-JS is a member of the Zbot family of malware, also known as Zeus. It is aggressively spammed out in multiple campaigns with various social engineering lures.
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11/13: Trojan.Avalanec Opens Back Door

November 13, 2009
Trojan.Avalanec is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer.
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11/12: W32.SillyFDC.BDE Targets Removable Drives

November 12, 2009
W32.SillyFDC.BDE is a worm that spreads by copying itself to removable drives. It may also download files on to the compromised computer.
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11/11: W32.Gosys Spreads through Network Shares

November 11, 2009
W32.Gosys is a worm that spreads through network shares. It also opens a back door on the compromised computer.
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11/10: Backdoor.Pfinet Steals Confidential Data

November 10, 2009
Backdoor.Pfinet is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer and may steal confidential information.
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11/9: Troj/Agent-LNW is Fake Anti-virus

November 9, 2009
Troj/Agent-LNW is an emailed fake anti-virus infector. It is distributed as an attachment to a spam message that attempts to convince users to agree to the terms of an imaginary contract.
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11/6: Packed.Generic.267 Targets Obfuscated Files

November 6, 2009
Packed.Generic.267 is a heuristic detection for files that may have been obfuscated or encrypted in order to conceal them from antivirus software.
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11/5: Troj/Psyme-KS Exploits IE Vulnerability

November 5, 2009
This Trojan typically arrives in spam messages, typically about an unreleased Michael Jackson song or a September 11 conspiracy theory.
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11/4: W32.Akannuna Infects .exe Files

November 4, 2009
W32.Akannuna is a virus that infects .exe files.
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