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The unrelenting evolution of Vawtrak

In a recent blog post, we wrote about Vawtrak expanding targets and gaining momentum. Fast forward a few months and the threat is anything but diminishing. Sophos just released a technical report on Vawtrak which discusses the significance of the threat and its Crimeware-as-a-Service model. In December 2014, Vawtrak version 0x38 was released including significant code and configuration changes...
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Fraudsters Take Advanced Fee Scams to the Next Level

We've all seen them before. The late prince Abdul has left us millions in inheritance and we need only provide a minor convenience fee to receive the funds. Advanced fee scams are nothing new and have been circulating the Internet since its inception. Until now, scammers have relied on email correspondence and convincing legal jargon to con victims out of their hard-earned dollars. Recently...
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Source Code of Android RAT Dendroid Leaked Online

From SecurityWeek . The complete source code for the Android remote access Trojan (RAT) called Dendroid has been leaked online, which researchers from PhishLabs have found contains several vulnerabilities. “The lack of user input validation in Dendroid’s control panel is severe, especially when you consider the level of operational security needed in even smaller crimeware campaigns,” PhishLabs...
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Vulnerabilities found in Dendroid mobile Trojan

On Friday, the full source code of the Dendroid Remote Access Trojan (RAT) was leaked. Dendroid is a popular crimeware package that targets Android devices and is sold on underground forums for $300. Usually the source code for botnet control panels is encrypted, so it was surprising to find the full source code for the Dendroid control panel included in the leaked files. Analyzing the leaked code...
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Phishing Takedown Anti-Phishing Phishing Protection

Phishing is a prevalent problem for businesses, particularly financial institutions. Over the years, many services have emerged to help organizations address phishing attacks that are targeting their customers' accounts. When seeking solutions, businesses find they have several options to choose from. These fall into three categories: Phishing takedown services Anti-phishing services Phishing...
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Article – MitM attackers posing as banks, other major groups, tough to detect

From SC Magazine: Hackers are compromising online banking and social media users in a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack campaign that involves posing as major organizations – and they are doing it without setting off alerts, according to researchers with PhishLabs. More than 70 recognizable financial organizations around the globe have been targeted so far in the campaign, according to PhishLabs...
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New Man-in-the-Middle attacks leveraging rogue DNS

New MitM attacks impersonate banking sites without triggering alerts PhishLabs has observed a new wave of "Man-in-the-Middle" (MitM) attacks targeting users of online banking and social media. Customers of more than 70 different financial institutions are being targeted. In these attacks, hackers use spam to deliver malware that changes DNS settings and installs a rogue Certificate Authority (CA)...
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“Your ACH Transaction” Spam Leads to Malware

PhishLabs has discovered a new malware campaign which appears to be an alert from NACHA regarding a failed ACH transaction. If a vulnerable user clicks the enclosed link, they will be infected with malware. Users receive an email message which appears as follows: From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:47 AM To: Denise Muns Subject: Your ACH transaction The...
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Advancements in Phishing Redirector Scripts

Almost since the beginning of phishing, attackers have created simple webpages that redirect users to another URL that contains the actual phishing form. They do this for several reasons. In case their phishing site is shutdown, they can simply change the destination of the redirect to point to another phishing site. This means that everyone who receives an email with the redirector link and...