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.
Just like today’s modern economy, in the cybercrime ecosystem supply, too, meets demand on a regular basis.
With malware coding for hire propositions increasing thanks to the expanding pool of talented programmers looking for ways to enter the cybercrime ecosystem, it shouldn’t be surprising that cybercriminals are constantly releasing new malware loaders, cryptors, remote access trojans, or issuing updates to web malware exploitation kits on a periodic basis, using the outsourcing market model.
Continuing the “Peek inside…” series, in this post I’ll profile the Elite Malware Loader. In the wild since 2009, the malware loader is still under active development according to a recently spotted advertisement within the cybercrime ecosystem.
The ever-adapting cybercrime ecosystem is constantly producing new underground releases in the form of malware loaders, remote access trojans (RATs), malware cryptors, Web, IRC and P2P based command and control interfaces, all with the clear objective to undermine current security solutions.
Continuing the “A peek inside…” series, in this post I will profile a malware loader recently advertised within the cybercrime ecosystem , namely, the Ann Malware Loader.
The competitive arms race between security vendors and malicious cybercriminals constantly produces new defensive mechanisms, next to new attack platforms and malicious tools aiming to efficiently exploit and infect as many people as possible.
Continuing the “A peek inside…” series, in this post I will profile yet another malware loader. This time it’s the Smoke Malware Loader.