Researchers develop Android clickjacking rootkit

A group of researchers from North Carolina State University have managed to create a proof-of-concept rootkit for the Android OS that is able to hijack the clicks made by the …

New BIOS rootkit spotted

Towards the end of 2011, a Chinese company detected the first rootkit ever that targeted computers’ BIOS in order to be able to reinfect computers over and over again, …

New P2P botnet soon available for sale

The development of a new botnet that will rely on a decentralized architecture based on P2P technology is nearing completion and will soon be offered for sale for a sum of …

Malware surpassed 75 million samples in 2011

McAfee released its latest threats report, revealing that malware surpassed the company’s estimate of 75 million unique malware samples last year. Although the release …

Malicious MIDI files lead to rootkit malware

A Windows Media remote code execution flaw that has been patched in the last Patch Tuesday is being exploited by attackers in the wild to deliver malware to the targets’ …

BIOS rootkit found in the wild

Security researchers have recently discovered a new rootkit that targets computers’ BIOS, making the infection harder to detect and eradicate, and persist even if the …