First advertised as an information stealer and keylogger when it appeared in underground forums in 2015, LokiBot has added various capabilities over the years and has affected many users worldwide. In a new paper researcher Aditya Sood analyses the URL st…
If you have some research you'd like to share with the security community, we'd love to hear from you: the call for papers for VB2020 (Dublin, 30 Sept to 2 Oct 2020) remains open… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2020/02/new-paper-lokibot-dissecting-cc-panel-deployments/
The Formbook information-stealing trojan may not be APT-grade malware, but its continuing spread means it can still be effective. At VB2018 in Montreal, Gabriela Nicolao, a researcher from Deloitte in Argentina, presented a short paper in which she looked…
The Formbook information-stealing trojan has been spread by a number of recent spam campaigns. The malware was advertised in hacking forums as long ago as January 2016, but wasn't… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2019/01/vb2018-paper-inside-formbook-infostealer/
At VB2018 Sophos researcher Gábor Szappanos provided a detailed overview of Office exploit builders, and looked in particular at the widely exploited CVE-2017-0199. Today we publish his paper and release the video of his presentation.
A large portion of today's malware infections use malicious Office documents as a first-stage payload. Typically, the user is tricked into enabling macros or disabling some… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/12/vb2018-paper-office-bugs-rise/
Today, we publish the VB2018 paper by Symantec researchers Aishwarya Lonkar and Siddhesh Chandrayan on the security risks that come with WebAssembly.
With this year's very successful Virus Bulletin Conference (VB2018) now behind us, we plan to continue the tradition of publishing most of the papers and videos of the… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/10/vb2018-paper-dark-side-webassembly/
Malicious advertising, a.k.a. malvertising, has evolved tremendously over the past few years to take a central place in some of today’s largest web-based attacks. It is by far the tool of choice for attackers to reach the masses but also to target them wi…
In his VB2014 paper, Bromium researcher Vadim Kotov sketched the possibilities for malicious actors to use web ads to spread exploit kits. Unsurprisingly, malicious actors also… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/may/vb2016-paper-uncovering-secrets-malvertising/