Black Seo

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2022
Tainted CCleaner Pro Cracker spreads via Black Seo campaign

Threat actors spread info-stealing malware through the search results for a pirated copy of the CCleaner Pro Windows optimization program. Researchers from Avast have uncovered a malware campaign, tracked as FakeCrack, spreading through the search results for a pirated copy of the CCleaner Pro Windows optimization program. The researchers pointed out that operators behind the campaign […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 01, 2021
Gootkit delivery platform Gootloader used to deliver additional payloads

The Javascript-based infection framework for the Gootkit RAT was enhanced to deliver a wider variety of malware, including ransomware. Experts from Sophos documented the evolution of the “Gootloader,” the framework used for delivering the Gootkit RAT banking Trojan. The framework was improved to deploy a wider range of malware, including ransomware payloads. “In recent years, almost […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2020
New Shlayer Mac malware spreads via poisoned search engine results

Shlayer Mac malware is back, the Mac threat is now spreading through new black SEO operations. Researchers spotted a new version of the Shlayer Mac malware that is spreading via poisoned Google search results. Researchers at security firm Intego observed the new variant being spread masqueraded as a fake Adobe Flash Player installer (.DMG disk […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2018
Op EvilTraffic CSE CybSec ZLAB Malware Analysis Report – Exclusive, tens of thousands of compromised sites involved in a new massive malvertising campaign

Malware experts at CSE Cybsec uncovered a massive malvertising campaign dubbed EvilTraffic leveraging tens of thousands compromised websites. Crooks exploited some CMS vulnerabilities to upload and execute arbitrary PHP pages used to generate revenues via advertising. In the last days of 2017, researchers at CSE Cybsec observed threat actors exploiting some CMS vulnerabilities to upload […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 03, 2017
Hackers poisoned Google Search results to spread Zeus Panda banking Trojan

Experts at Cisco Talos observed crooks exploiting black Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to spread the Zeus Panda banking Trojan. Threat actors behind the Zeus Panda banking Trojan leveraged black Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to propose malicious links in the search results. Crooks were focused on financial-related keyword queries. The campaign was first spotted by experts at Cisco Talos, attackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 30, 2016
AV-TEST study sees search engine results even more poisoned with malicious links

According to a study published by the independent anti-virus testing outfit AV-TEST, the number of malicious search engine results has been increasing. The vast majority of the Internet users blindly trust data provided in response to their queries to the search engines. Actually, search engine results are increasingly poisoned with malicious links, the experts noticed a […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2016
Redirector.Paco, a Million-Machine Clickfraud Botnet

According to the experts at Bitdefender an HTTPS hijacking click-fraud botnet dubbed Redirector.Paco infected almost 1 million devices since now. Security experts at Bitdefender spotted a new click fraud botnet dubbed Redirector.Paco that has been around at least since September 2014 and has already infected more than 900,000 devices over the years. Crooks behind the Redirector.Paco aimed to create a clickbot that […]