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    Like Swiss Emmental cheese, the ways your online banking accounts are protected might be full of holes. Banks have been trying to prevent crooks from accessing your online accounts for ages. Passwords, PINs, coordinate cards, TANs, session tokens - all of these were created to help prevent banking fraud. We recently come across a criminal operation that aims to defeat one of these tools: session tokens. Here's how they pull it off. This criminal gang intents to target banks that use session ...

    Posted in Malware, Mobile |



    A few months after the case of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the world was shocked again with another tragic news involving the crash of Malaysia Airlines 777 (also known as MH17) over Ukraine that killed nearly 300 passengers and crew members. As with past incidents, cybercriminals are quick to take advantage of the said tragedy that occurred last July 17, 2014. During our investigation, just a few hours after Malaysia Airline tweeted at 23:36, July 17 “Malaysia Airlines has lost ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |



    Repackaged applications, which are a category of fake applications, play a crucial role in the proliferation of mobile malware. Like fake apps, repackaged apps use social engineering tactics, displaying similar user interface (UI), icon, package names and app labels as the legitimate/official version of the apps they spoofed. This is done to trick users into downloading fake apps and consequently, generating profit. Based on the research, nearly 80% of the top 50 free apps found in Google Play have bogus versions. ...

    Posted in Malware, Mobile |



    Sporting events are getting more and more connected, and the just-concluded World Cup is no exception. Brazilian telecom provider Oi made sure that no expense was spared in 'connecting' the World Cup , and even claimed that this year's event is in fact the most connected in the history of the World Cup. Oi claims that they provided connections to all twelve host stadiums across Brazil, resulting with 32 terabytes of data being generated by the media, sponsors, volunteers and FIFA officials in just ten days.  More than ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Mobile, Social |


    Jul10
    11:56 am (UTC-7)   |    by

    Monitoring the cybercriminal underground sometimes leads us down some interesting paths. We recently encountered a cybercriminal posting in a Russian underground forum which led to the discovery of more than 136,000 stolen credit card credentials. Help in all the wrong places The trail started with the following post on a Russian underground forum. Figure 1. Post in underground forum (click to enlarge) The post from user acmpassagens asking for help with the well-known Virtual Skimmer point-of-sale (PoS) malware family was not particularly unusual. However, two things ...

    Posted in Malware |


     

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