Vulnerabilities / Threats
10/31/2007
04:23 AM
50%
50%

BitDefender Reports Top 10 Malware

Peed Trojan, aka Storm worm, remains in the top spot

BUCHAREST, Romania -- BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today its Top 10 malware threats in October 2007. According to BitDefender Labs, this month's top ten threats make up 65.56 percent of all malware detected. The flatter malware curve seen in recent months continued in October, with the first three spots on the monthly top ten threats list occupied by generic signatures, detection rules which stand in for all the malware using a particular infection or obfuscation technique, and not a single piece of malware.

The first spot on October’s list continued to be occupied by trojan downloaders such as the Peed Trojan, aka the Storm worm. The old exploit Exploit.Win32.WMF-PFV takes the second spot on the list due to the fact that it found its way into the code of many different worms as another means of attempting infections.

Packer.Malware.NSAnti.J comes in third on the list. Packer.Malware.NSAnti.J are actually programs that had been packed/protected with a protection system called NSAnti, used by malware authors to bypass anti-virus protection and to hide malware contents. The packer itself is polymorphic and has the ability to detect if it's running in a virtualized environment and attempts to crash it upon detection. This makes automated detection of new versions more difficult.

The middle of October’s malware list is occupied by old and very old mass mailer viruses, proving once again that, with the wonders of backups and highly reliable computers, viruses never truly die.

BitDefender’s October 2007 Top 10 malware list includes:

  1. BehavesLike:Trojan.Downloader 20.36%

  2. Exploit.Win32.WMF-PFV 17.51%

  3. Packer.Malware.NSAnti.J 10.49%

  4. [email protected] 6.56%

  5. [email protected] 2.06%

  6. [email protected] 2.00%

  7. [email protected] 1.90%

  8. Trojan.VBS.Autorun.J 1.79%

  9. Win32.Sality.M 1.46%

  10. Trojan.Agent.AFIS 1.43%

"All in all, it's been a rather eventful month" declared Viorel Canja for BitDefender. "We're seeing lots and lots of new viruses and a general tendency towards ever-stealthier malware which gets updated at a fantastic clip. Once again, B-HAVE and other automated detection techniques have proved crucial in keeping our customers safe".

BitDefender

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
Security Operations and IT Operations: Finding the Path to Collaboration
A wide gulf has emerged between SOC and NOC teams that's keeping both of them from assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of IT systems. Here's how experts think it should be bridged.
Flash Poll
New Best Practices for Secure App Development
New Best Practices for Secure App Development
The transition from DevOps to SecDevOps is combining with the move toward cloud computing to create new challenges - and new opportunities - for the information security team. Download this report, to learn about the new best practices for secure application development.
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.

Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
In past years, security researchers have discovered ways to hack cars, medical devices, automated teller machines, and many other targets. Dark Reading Executive Editor Kelly Jackson Higgins hosts researcher Samy Kamkar and Levi Gundert, vice president of threat intelligence at Recorded Future, to discuss some of 2016's most unusual and creative hacks by white hats, and what these new vulnerabilities might mean for the coming year.