Angler exploit kit

Pierluigi Paganini December 30, 2017
It’s a mystery, member of the Lurk gang admits creation of WannaCry ransomware for intelligence agencies

A hacker belonging to the Lurk cybercrime gang admits the creation of WannaCry ransomware and DNC hack on request of intelligence agencies. In an interview to Dozhd TV channel, one of the members of the Lurk crime group arrested in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg, Konstantin Kozlovsky, told that he was one of the authors of the dreaded WannaCry ransomware and that […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 30, 2016
Lurk cybercrime Gang developed, maintained and rent the Angler EK

Experts from Kaspersky Lab confirmed that the Lurk cybercrime Gang developed, maintained and rent the infamous Angler Exploit Kit. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have confirmed that the Lurk cybercrime group are the author of the infamous Angler exploit kit. The members of the Lurk cybercrime crew were arrested by Russian law enforcement this summer, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2016
The hidden link between the Angler EK drop and the Lurk gang

Experts from Talos team have found a link between the drop in the Angler Kit usage and the crackdown against the Lurk gang. Security experts believe to have found a link between the drop in the Angler Kit usage and the crackdown against the Lurk gang. Law enforcement arrested suspects in June, authorities accused them […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2016
Crooks made $50,000 in a few weeks with CryptXXX Ransomware

Security experts from the firm SentinelOne monitored a recent CryptXXX Ransomware campaign that allowed crooks to make $50,000 in a few weeks. Security experts from security firm SentinelOne have analyzed the activity related to CryptXXX ransomware’s operators. They discovered that the gang made around $49,700 from the payment of ransoms between June 4 and June 21, 2016, the money […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 10, 2016
CRYPTXXX campaigns, threat actors switch to Neutrino EK

Security experts from the SANS observed that new CryptXXX ransomware campaigns are leveraging on the Neutrino Exploit Kit instead the Angler Exploit Kit. Crooks behind the CryptXXX ransomware have launched a new campaign leveraging on the Neutrino Exploit Kit instead the Angler Exploit Kit. It was a significant change in the attack chain that was discovered by the experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2016
Bogus social button plugin redirects to Angler Exploit Kit

Experts at Malwarebytes observed a new attack pattern that relies on fake social button plugin that redirects visitors to Angler Exploit Kit. Cyber criminals continue to use compromised websites to serve malware or to redirect visitors to domains hosting exploit kits. Experts at Malwarebytes observed a new attack pattern that relies on a domain name to lure […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 25, 2016
EC Council Website Hacked and used to serve malicious code

Researchers at Fox-IT warn that the website of security certification provider EC Council has been compromised to host the malicious Angler Exploit Kit. No one is secure, we are all potential targets, even if you are a skilled expert and the fact that I’m going to tell you demonstrates it. The website of security certification provider […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2016
Several Top websites as BBC, New York Times AOL, MSN and others victims of malvertising

Security experts from various firms have discovered a malvertising campaign that has been placing malicious ads on very popular websites like BBC and NYT. As the title says, a number of popular websites, including The New York Times, BBC, The Hill, Newsweek, AOL, MSN, and several others, were victims of a malvertising campaign. The attack […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2016
Admedia attacks now rely also on Joomla to serve ransomware

Operators running websites based on the WordPress and Joomla must be aware of a spike in the number of compromised platforms used in Admedia attacks. Not only WordPress CMS, threat actors behind the “Admedia attacks” are now looking with increasing interest to Joomla. This is the discovery made by the experts at the Internet Storm […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2015
The Ramnit Botnet is back after the law enforcement takedown

The Ramnit botnet that has been disrupted by European law enforcement in February is back and it’s targeting online banking worldwide. Security researchers at IBM Security have discovered a new variant of the popular Ramnit Trojan. This year law enforcement agencies from several European countries coordinated by the Europol have taken over the botnet composed […]