On a daily basis, new market entrants into the cybercrime ecosystem attempt to monetize their coding skills by releasing and branding new DIY DDoS malware loaders. Largely dominated by “me too” features, these DIY malware loaders are purposely released with prices lower than the prices of competing bots, in an attempt by the cybercriminal behind them to gain market share – a necessary prerequisite for a successful long-term oriented business model.
In this post, I’ll profile a recently released Russian DDoS malware bot.
Trust is vital, and cybercriminals know that there’s a higher probability that you will click on a link sent by a trusted friend, not from a complete stranger.
Yesterday, one of my Facebook friends sent me a direct message indicating that his host has been compromised, and is currently being used to send links to a malicious .zip archive through direct messages to all of his Facebook friends.
Over the past 24 hours, cybercriminals launched two consecutive massive email campaigns, impersonating Intui Payroll’s Direct Deposit Service system, in an attempt to trick end and corporate users into clicking on the malicious links found in the mails.
Upon clicking on any of links found in the emails, users are exposed to the client-side exploits served by the latest version of the Black Hole exploit kit.
Cybercriminals are currently spamvertising millions of legitimate-looking emails, in an attempt to trick current and prospective KLM customers into executing the malicious attachment found in the email.
Over the past 24 hours, cybercriminals launched yet another massive spam campaign, this time impersonating American Airlines in an attempt to trick its customers into clicking on a malicious link found in the mail. Upon clicking on the link, users are exposed to the client-side exploits served by the Black Hole Exploit Kit v2.0
Over the past week, cybercriminals have been spamvertising millions of emails impersonating Amazon.com in an attempt to trick customers into thinking that they’ve received a Shipping Confirmation for a Vizio XVT3D04, HD 40-Inch 720p 100 Hz Cinema 3D LED-LCD HDTV FullHD and Four Pairs of 3D Glasses.
Once users click on any of the links found in the malicious email, they’re automatically exposed to the client-side exploits served by the latest version of the Black Hole Exploit kit.
Cybercriminals are currently spamvertising millions of emails impersonating Google’s YouTube team, in an attempt to trick end and corporate users into executing the malicious attachment found in the email. Upon execution, the samples opens a backdoor on the affected host, allowing full access to the targeted host by the cybercriminals behind the campaign.
Over the past 24 hours, cybercriminals spamvertised millions of email addresses, impersonating UPS, in an attempt to trick end users into viewing the malicious .html attachment. Upon viewing, the file loads a tiny iFrame attempting to serve client-side exploit served by the latest version of the Black Hole Exploit kit, which ultimately drops malware on the affected host.