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Microsoft partners with Interpol, industry to disrupt global malware attack affecting more than 770,000 PCs in past six months
'Simda.AT' designed to divert Internet traffic to disseminate other types of malware. Today Interpol and the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (DNHTCU) announced the disruption of Simda.AT , a significant malware threat affecting more than 770,000 computers in over 190 countries. The Simda...
13 Apr 2015
Upatre update: infection chain and affected countries
Upatre is a type of malware that is typically installed on a machine after a person is tricked into clicking on a link or opens an attachment contained in a spam email. Since January 2015, we have seen spam emails commonly distributed by variants of the Hedsen and Cutwail malware families. Upatre...
12 Mar 2015
Microsoft Malware Protection Center assists in disrupting Ramnit
Recent disruption of the Ramnit malware family was successful due to a multinational collaboration, led by Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3), in partnership with Financial Services and Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Symantec, AnubisNetworks, Microsoft’s Digital...
25 Feb 2015
MAPS in the cloud: How can it help your enterprise?
Malware can easily send a huge enterprise infrastructure into a tailspin. However, you can get greater protection from malware by using services in the cloud. Yes, there’s an opportunity to get real-time results from suspicious malware triggers where your system can: Consult the cloud...
21 Jan 2015
We've got our eye on Eyestye
Back in October 2011, we began to remove Eyestye variants using the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) in an effort to prevent the proliferation of this botnet. Today, we published a detailed MMPC Threat Report on this family. The report provides an in-depth analysis of how Win32/EyeStye works and...
20 Jul 2012
My Sweet Valentine - the CIFS Browser Protocol Heap Corruption Vulnerability
On Valentine's Day, an anonymous researcher announced a previously undisclosed SMB (Server Message Block) vulnerability affecting the CIFS (Common Internet File System) browser service. Along with the vulnerability, the researcher also posted Proof-of-Concept (PoC) exploit code showing exactly how to...
17 Feb 2011
Facebook offers Microsoft Security Essentials as a security solution
We’re very excited to announce that Microsoft has teamed up with Facebook to offer Windows users free malware protection with Microsoft Security Essentials. Since May 1st, Facebook users have had the choice of downloading and installing Microsoft Security Essentials as their security solution....
4 May 2012
MMPC Threat Report: Cracking open Qakbot
Today, we’re releasing a Microsoft Malware Protection Center Threat Report on Qakbot as a follow-up to the recently-released Microsoft SIRv10 and our special report on Battling Botnets in late 2010. This report focuses on one botnet in particular, Qakbot . Qakbot is a backdoor that includes user...
27 May 2011
Operation b107 - Rustock Botnet Takedown
Just over one year ago, Microsoft- with industry and academic partners- utilized a novel combination of legal and technical actions to take control of the Win32/Waledac botnet as the first action in Project MARS (Microsoft Active Response for Security). Today, a similar action has had its legal...
18 Mar 2011
Newly updated MMPC whitepapers now available
Would you like to know more about the MMPC, and how we protect computer users worldwide? We have released new versions of two whitepapers which describe how the MMPC operates, and provide an introduction to the antimalware technologies that the MMPC supports. The two new papers are: - Malware Research...
9 Jul 2011
The MMPC on Facebook and Twitter
Late last week, the MMPC officially launched its Facebook page and its Twitter account . From this Welcome page, you can read our latest blog posts, see our latest Twitter feeds, and find out what threats most affect your desktop. You can also download the latest Security Intelligence Report...
12 Jul 2011
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