Items tagged with Keylogger

Researchers have discovered a new strain of malware for Android devices that combines different styles of attack into a single package. Called MysteryBot, the new malware hits victims with a banking Trojan, keylogger, and ransomware in one fell swoop. The good news here is that the cybercriminals responsible for MysteryBot are still developing it, and it does not appear to be spreading in the wild at the moment. However, that could change at any time. Initially, the researchers thought they were looking at a revised version of LokiBot, a banking Trojan that targets Android devices. But upon closer examination, they discovered there was much more taking place. "During investigation of its network... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard has come under increased scrutiny over the past week after it was uncovered that keylogging software was found in a Synaptics touchpad driver installed on its laptop computers. The keylogger was present in debugging code, and was thankfully disabled by default. However, an attacker with physical (or remote) access to a computer could have activated the keylogger by modifying a registry key for their own nefarious purposes. Security researcher Michael Myng was the first to discover the inactive keylogger while attempting modify the backlight levels on an HP laptop keyboard. It was during his investigation into the driver, SynTP.sys, that he came across the dormant code. Naturally,... Read more...
Sure, you may feel like you're ready to take on the world after a good night's rest -- after all, you stayed at a Holiday Inn. Or perhaps you crashed at a Motel 6 where they leave the light on for you (yes, we watch too much television). Regardless of where you plan to spend the night during your travels, you should be aware that crooks are targeting hotel center PCs with keyloggers. According to Krebs on Security, the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) tag teamed a non-public advisory that was sent out to companies in the hospitality industry. The advisory warned that a task force had recently arrested... Read more...
Samsung is taking it on the chin after revelations that a keylogger was found by a Network World writer, on not one but two Samsung computers. Because of the placement of the files in the same location, the writer, security consultant Mohammed Hassan, says in fact that this may be something intentional that Samsung is doing. According to Hassan, he spoke to a Samsung supervisor. That supervisor: [...] confirmed that yes, Samsung did knowingly put this software on the laptop to, as he put it, "monitor the performance of the machine and to find out how it is being used." This whole incident makes little sense, however. For one, the keylogger, StarLogger, is pretty old (2004). It is therefore readily... Read more...