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    With online banking becoming routine for most users, it comes as no surprise that we are seeing more banking malware enter the threat landscape. In fact, 2013 saw almost a million new banking malware variants—double the volume of the previous year. The rise of banking malware continued into this year, with new malware and even new techniques. Just weeks after we came across banking malware that abuses a Window security feature, we have also spotted yet another banking malware. What makes ...

    Posted in Malware, Spam |



    Last April, we reported a KULUOZ spam campaign using the South Korean ferry sinking tragedy, one that came hot at the heels of the actual event itself. KULUOZ, as we tackled during that blog entry, is a malware that is distributed by the Asprox botnet. It can download certain strains of FAKEAV and ZACCESS malware onto the affected system, as well as have the potential to turn that system into a part of the Asprox botnet itself (by installing certain components). ...

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    Threats like UPATRE are continuously evolving as seen in the development of the techniques used so as to bypass security solutions. UPATRE malware are known downloaders of information stealers like ZeuS that typically spread via email attachments. We recently spotted several spam runs that use the popular file hosting service Dropbox. These use embedded links lead to the download of UPATRE malware variants. What is noteworthy in these spam attacks is that it is the first instance we saw TROJ_UPATRE being deployed via ...

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    Jun9
    5:04 am (UTC-7)   |    by

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil about to kick off in less than a week, it should be no surprise that phishing sites have intensified their own spam campaigns targeting Brazilians as well. Some of these spam runs are fairly basic, as far as these go. This particular one, for example, tries to lure users with a lottery with a jackpot prize of 5 million Brazilian reais (just short of 2.2 million US dollars). Figure 1. Lottery phishing message A typical phishing attack like ...

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    I wrote a blog entry last week about fraudulent websites that scam users into purchasing tickets to the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Just recently I found another threat that used the FIFA World Cup as a social engineering hook, this time it involves a banking Trojan. Banking Trojans are popular in the Latin American region so this threat seems rather timely considering the World Cup fever. Customers of an online ticketing website received an email that supposedly offered an ...

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