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Wontok Lab Tests and Removes AirInstaller PUP - Wontok SafeCentral Malware Bulletin 18 April 2016 Malware Family: Application.Bundler.AirInstaller Application.Bundler.AirInstaller can take advantages of operating system loopholes. They come bundled with adware, worms and malware. It can also help scamware extensions, plug-ins and add-ons to be installed in the computer automatically. Wontok Lab Results We observed that Wontok SafeCentral Security Suite’s On-access and On-demand engines properly […]
Wontok Lab Tests and Removes Variant Zegost 6 - Wontok SafeCentral Malware Bulletin 12 February 2016 Malware Family: Variant.Zegost.6 Variant Zegost 6 is a backdoor bot. It has the ability to start downloads from the Internet without users consent or knowledge. It uses root-kit techniques in order to hide its presence on the system and it is known to report information to a remote command […]
Wontok Lab Tests and Removes Android Riskware SMSReg - Wontok SafeCentral Malware Bulletin 1 June 2015 Malware Family: Android.Riskware.SMSReg Android Riskware SMSReg is an Android malware that is marketed as an application to help maximize a device’s battery usage. The malware is often disguised as an Android application such as ‘Battery Improve’ or ‘Battery Saver’ that must be downloaded and installed. Once installed, the […]
Wontok Lab Tests and Removes Android Trojan SMSSpy - Wontok SafeCentral Malware Bulletin 21 May 2015 Malware Family: Android.Trojan.SMSSpy Android Trojan SMSSpy is mobile malware that attempts to steal sensitive data by seizing incoming SMS messages and forwards them to a remote site. The Trojan is often disguised as an Android application that must be downloaded and installed. Wontok Lab Results We observed that Wontok […]
Wontok Lab Tests Android RiskWare SMSPay Striking APAC - Wontok SafeCentral Malware Bulletin 19 May 2015 Malware Family: Android.Riskware.SMSPay Android Riskware SMSPay is mobile malware that mimics a legitimate application and requires an activation fee through SMS messaging. The potentially unwanted application or PUP also has capabilities to launch other pay-per-install applications loaded in the app once it is activated requiring pay-per-install payment transactions. […]
Wontok Lab Tests and Removes Android Adware Dowgin - Wontok SafeCentral Malware Bulletin 11 May 2015 Malware Family: Android.Dowgin Android Dowgin is adware that incorporates an advertising package that has the capability to display unwanted ads in the notification tray. Wontok Lab Results We observed that Wontok SafeCentral Mobile Security’s On access and On demand engines properly detect and remediate the malware which prevents […]
Wontok Lab Tests POS Malware LucyPOS - Wontok Lab successfully tested SafeCentral against POS malware threat, LucyPOS. LusyPOS is a new strain of POS Malware putting retailers at risk. LusyPOS malware uses RAM scraping to collect credit and debit card data, then uses Tor for command and control (C&C) communication to send the data to the attackers. LusyPOS incorporates portions of two other […]
Financial Trojans Now Targeting Password Managers: Why Prevention is the Best Cure - Cybercriminals wielding financial Trojans are constantly seeking new targets.  In the past year we’ve seen Zeus malware variants move beyond stealing personal bank credentials and invading the retail landscape.  Now cybercriminals are threatening the passwords on your computer.  A new variant of Citadel malware, an offspring of the dangerous Zeus financial Trojan, has been identified […]
Wontok Lab Tests POS Trojan Backoff - Wontok Lab successfully tested SafeCentral against POS malware threat, Trojan Backoff. Backoff is a strain of POS malware that targets point-of-sale (POS) systems running Windows, and once in place, is capable of stealing credit and debit card information. Backoff malware attacks have been undetectable by updated AV systems on fully patched systems. To date, Backoff […]
From Internal Rogue Players to External Hackers; New Bank Cyber Security Era Requires Changing Customer Behavior - In Financial Services, managing other people’s money (OPM) often results in fraud and greed in the news headlines. Until recently, it was common to read of data breaches caused internally by rogue staff, hackers stealing data through phishing, keylogger, MiTB and other malware or DDoS attacks disrupting business operations for years. Until this summer, rogue […]
Cyber Security Awareness Month For USA and Europe October 2014 - For the United States National Cyber Security Awareness Month is in its eleventh year.  In Europe, the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) joins the cause.  Both campaigns focus on keeping our digital lives secure at home and work – from our personal transactions to critical infrastructure supporting our transportation, communications, and utilities. We encourage you […]
Wontok SafeCentral Continues to Shine in Real World Online Banking Browser Security Efficacy Assessments - Wontok SafeCentral is one of only 5 vendors to receive Level 2 MRG Effitas Q2 2014 Certification. As the cybercriminals get smarter, the need for realistic testing scenarios for malware “in the wild” are critical. This quarter MRG Effitas partnered with IBM SoftLayer to take it up a notch with the most rigorous and realistic testing scenarios […]
Narrowing the Field: Wontok SafeCentral Receives Coveted MRG Effitas Online Banking Browser Security Certification - Wontok SafeCentral is one of only 3 vendors out of a field of 18 to receive the MRG Effitas Online Banking Browser Certification for Q1 2014, demonstrating just how vulnerable banks and retailers are who rely on “big name” traditional security and AV solutions. Recent weeks have seen many new malware strains emerging including BlackPOS […]
Wontok Lab Tests New Zberp Trojan - Wontok Lab successfully tested SafeCentral against newest banking malware threat, Zberp. The Zberp Trojan is a new hybrid online banking Trojan program that combines functionality and features from the widely known Zeus (aka Zbot) and Carberp malware programs.  Zberp is reported to have impacted 450 financial institutions around the world in the first month since […]
SMB Retailers Can Reduce Escalating Attack Costs with Multilayered Defenses and Breach Preparedness Plans - By Wontok Communications Point-of-Sales (POS) Systems used by Small to Medium Sized Retailers continue to be highly targeted by cybercriminals according to the latest Verizon’s DBIR. Big Brands may make the headlines but regardless of size of business, types of costs to remain in the game are the same and only scaled according to number […]
It’s not just the XPocalypse Threat, Everyone’s OS, Device or Terminal is at Risk - By Kathleen Glass In less than one week since Microsoft ended support for its 12 year old operating system Windows XP, reports of early XP Scams are already flooding the Internet. This end of support is estimated to affect one in four PCs globally and 95% of ATMs globally are running on embedded XP systems. […]
Bank’s Vulnerability Points include Network, ATM and POS Systems - By Kathleen Glass FFIEC recently issued a statement cautioning financial institutions about ATM fraud threats.  The threat that can drain large sums of cash from ATMs in seconds is called “Unlimited Operations” – a type of ATM Cash Out Fraud. It is engendered by gaining access to ATM control panels. The process takes multiple steps, […]
Retail Breaches Are the Talk of RSA 2014 Conference - By Kathleen Glass Wrapping up a busy week at the 2014 RSA Conference, in San Francisco. Retail breaches such as the Target breach was a hot topic for many attendees, which drew lots of interest for Wontok’s recently announced malware prevention product, SafeCentral for POS.  Our CEO Adam Tegg had a chance to sit down […]
Wontok Debuts on Top in Latest VB100 Comparative with Multi-Engine Approach - By Rich Cameron, Vice President – Global Operations & Delivery We congratulate our engineers at Wontok Lab for the extremely positive outcome in the VB100 December 2013 Comparative. Virus Bulletin, a leading independent anti-malware online magazine, ranked Wontok’s multi-engine approach 1st in proactive detection and 2nd in combined Reactive and Proactive detection (RAP) amongst the […]
Deeper Layers of Protection Needed for POS Systems - Wed, 22 Jan 2014 – Kathleen Glass, Vice President, Marketing Retailers need deeper layers of protection. Retailers can gain better protection from advanced malware in their POS systems through a layered security approach that goes beyond traditional firewall and anti-virus protections. In November 2013, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published version 3.0 […]
The Odds are Not in Your Favor… - Wed, 27 Nov 2013 – Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Relations This past weekend, the second movie in The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, was released around the world. The popular story about an annual battle to the death involving 12-18 year-olds surpassed more than $160 million at the U.S. box office and $283 million […]
What would you spend to lower the TCO of a breach? - Mon, 04 Nov 2013 – Chris Gardner, Vice President North America Sales “The best ROI is to buy nothing and then never use it.”  Anonymous Financial Consultant   Ever since network security became important to the Enterprise, Request for Proposals have always asked the same questions: “What is the expected Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?” […]
Great News for Cybersecurity Solution Providers - Sat, 17 Aug 2013 – Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Relations August 15, 2013 will go down as a very good day.   This was likely the sentiments of the founders and shareholders of Trusteer when the IBM acquisition of the security software company was made public. It was our sentiment as well. The acquisition, […]
The Race to Exploit Android’s Vulnerabilities - Mon, 22 Jul 2013 – Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Relations The Android operating system and the devices that run it are fast becoming a focus of attention for cybercriminals and malware. In fact, according to McAfee and Juniper Networks, the number of mobile malware apps has increased 614% in the past year to 276,259[i]”. […]
Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2013 Highlights from Wontok - Tue, 25 Jun 2013 – Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Relations From the keynote to the last session, Gartner analysts covered a wide range of security topics at the annual Security and Risk Management Summit in Washington D.C. June 10-13. Ghosts of security past, present and future appeared onstage at the opening keynote in a […]
Healthcare Data Breaches Grow: 94% Breached - Tue, 09 Apr 2013 – Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Relations Like the corporate enterprise, healthcare data breaches are on the rise. Healthcare organizations are under attack from a variety of devious external sources while facing a litany of challenges from their internal staff, which remains the weakest link in the security chain. If you […]
Sanity Check - Fri, 22 Feb 2013 – Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Relations Recently, Trusteer wrote a blog post about malware threats to the banking industry that has received generous media coverage. After reviewing their findings about the updated Tilon and Tinba Trojans and the articles that have come from the news, we felt it is in […]
Little Trojan provides big insights into future Financial Institution malware attacks - Mon, 07 Jan 2013 – Paul Murray, SVP Product Management A report was recently released about the banking Trojan, Stabuniq. Stabuniq is not well known, and its authors would like it to stay that way. It targets financial institutions (FIs) and functions as a data theft engine in financial institution malware attacks. Approximately 40 percent […]
Keep your money safe in the bank - Fri, 26 Oct 2012 – Adam Tegg, CEO Wontok Is your money safe from cybercriminals? Every month a new report is released covering the growing cybercrime economy. The reports give great insight into evolving methods of the criminals and their vast profits. What is not covered is the devastation they leave behind. While banks are […]