Symantec Showcases Digital Malware Snapshots for 2009 RSA Conference

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Symantec Showcases Digital Malware Snapshots for 2009 RSA Conference

by Brian Prince

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Sexdating1

Text/HTML spam started in late 2007 and promoted "adult dating" or "extreme dating"' Websites. The content of the spam, and the Website that it links to, is typically sexually explicit.

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Phishing1

This image depicts a phishing attack, still among the banes of e-mail users. According to MessageLabs' latest threat report, one in every 284.6 e-mails last month constituted a phishing attack.

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Huigezi Trojan

Huigezi is a targeted Trojan dropped via PDF exploit that spied on audio and video communications most commonly used for industrial espionage.

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Cutwail

An installer Trojan. Cutwail is currently one of the world's largest botnets, controlling more than 1 million zombie computers.

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Archiving Solution

This is a depiction of 24 hours of typical usage of MessageLabs' Archiving retrieval, search and recovery tools. The layered sphere shows the most recent archived e-mails stored near the surface (blue) and older e-mails toward the core (red). The attachment size determines the volume and shape of the three-dimensional form.

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