By Dancho Danchev
Risk-forwarding is an inseparable part of the cybercrime ecosystem.
Whether it’s the use of malware-infected hosts as stepping-stones, the issuing of License Agreements for your latest rootkit release stating that it’s meant to be tested against the customer’s own systems — you wish — or the selling of cheap access to verified PayPal accounts, in an attempt to mitigate the “cash-out” risk by forwarding it to a more experienced cybercriminal, the process of risk-forwarding is visible across the entire ecosystem.
In this post I’ll discuss a recently spotted Wetern Union based money mule management script. While the cybercriminals are currently developing this script, it is evidence of a cybercrime ecosystem trend focusing on the efficiency-centered standardization mentality of sophisticated cybercriminals.
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