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    Last March, I blogged about the Andromeda, a well-known botnet that surfaced in 2011 and is making a comeback this year. Just months after my report, we are still seeing notable activities from the said botnet, in particular a sudden boost of GAMARUE variants last week. The Andromeda botnet is a spam botnet that delivers GAMARUE variants, which are known backdoors and have a noteworthy way of propagating via removable drives. We’re keeping track of the GAMARUE infection for the ...

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    Recent incidents highlight how frequently - and creatively - cybercriminals try to steal data. From "homemade browsers" to million-user data breaches, to the daily theft carried out every day by infostealers and phishing attacks, every day. All this stolen information ends up for sale in the underground to the highest bidder. From there, it can be used in many uniformly illegal ways - from identity theft, to credit card fraud, to launching attacks on other users. They can also be used to ...




    The Andromeda botnet - first spotted in late 2011 - has recently resurfaced. This threat arrives via a familiar means: spammed messages with malicious attachments or links to compromised websites hosting Blackhole Exploit Kit (BHEK) code. Here is one spam message we saw recently: Figure 1. Sample spammed message Andromeda itself is highly modular, and can incorporate various modules, such as: Keyloggers Form grabbers SOCKS4 proxy module Rootkits As is typical of backdoors, it can download and execute other files like ZeuS, as well as update and ...

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    Mar4
    7:12 am (UTC-7)   |    by

    While spam botnets are well-known for sending out unwanted ads, especially for “rogue” pharmaceutical companies, they are also an integral component of malware distribution. In addition to sending out their own malware so that they can increase the size of their botnet, the miscreants behind these operations also earn revenue by installing additional malware supplied by Pay-Per-Install (PPI) affiliates, or “partnerkas”. We have examined the operations of the infamous Asprox spam botnet in some detail. Asprox is known for sending spam ...

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    Trend Micro has been working and collaborating with law enforcement agencies such as Federal Bureau of Investigation and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in taking down Rove Digital, an Estonia-based cybercriminal gang. Recently, Valeri Aleksejev, one of the members of Rove Digital pleaded guilty to charges of wire and computer intrusion in the District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan last week. Aleksejev served as one of the programmers/coders for the Rove Digital operation. He is ...

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