Microsoft Malware Protection Center

Threat Research & Response Blog

June, 2008

  • Taterf – all your drives are belong to me!!!1!one!

    Greet1ngs, As you all probably know by now, this month in MSRT was a very significant release for Gamers everywhere with the addition of a variety of password stealers directly targeting Online games. The main targets are mostly based in Eastern Asia (Lineage Online, Legend Of Mir, ZT Online just to name a few), but World of Warcraft and Valve’s Steam client are high on the hit-list too – you didn’t escape that easily. The main offender in this motley crew of badness is Win32/Taterf . Taterf...
  • Error 424 - Failed Dependency

    Here I am at Microsoft, where I've spent a very pleasant nearly three months already, which seems to be one of the industry's best kept secrets. It's been a while since I last posted about the EOF/DoomRiderz/rRlf zine, and I'm still waiting for what is essentially the remaining formal virus-writing groups to release it. My previous post (Notes from the Underground) caused quite a stir among both the media (for example, here ) and the groups themselves. The post was about how the traditional virus...
  • Welcome to the New Look Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog

    Hi, Vinny here Welcome to our newly refreshed blog! We wanted to create a new home for the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) blog that was easier to navigate, and more in synch with our security colleagues within Microsoft such as the Microsoft Security Response Center . If you are new to our blog – welcome! The MMPC is the team that builds Microsoft’s anti-malware and anti-spyware tools and technologies; you’ll find our work powers all of Microsoft’s antimalware and antispyware tools and...