Hesperbot – A New, Advanced Banking Trojan in the Wild

A new and effective banking trojan has been discovered targeting online banking users in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Portugal and the United Kingdom. It uses very credible-looking phishing-like campaigns, related to trustworthy organizations, to lure victims into running the malware. In the middle of August we discovered a ...

Sexism and the single hacker: Where are the women at Defcon?

At the latest Defcon, the annual hacker conference held in Las Vegas, there were presentations on hacking automotive network and control systems, remotely gaining control of consumer devices, and NSA snooping. But perhaps the most important discussion took place over a private email list, and it centered on ...

Mobile Trojan Defeats Dual Authentication

A new cross-device mobile Trojan that already has targeted online-banking customers has been linked to the same group that waged the successful High Roller attacks last summer. So far, customers of several top-tier institutions in Northern Europe and a handful in the U.S. have been victimized. Versafe, the ...

Cybercriminals offer spam-ready SMTP servers for rent/direct managed purchase

We continue to observe an increase in underground market propositions for spam-ready bulletproof SMTP servers, with the cybercriminals behind them trying to differentiate their unique value proposition (UVP) in an attempt to attract more customers.Let’s profile the underground market propositions of what appears to be a novice cybercriminal ...