Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2016
The dangerous interaction between Russian and Brazilian cyber criminal underground

Kaspersky has analyzed the interaction between the Russian and Brazilian criminal underground communities revealing a dangerous interaction. In the past weeks, we have analyzed the evolution of cyber criminal communities worldwide, focusing on illicit activities in the Deep Web. To simplify the approach we have considered the principal cyber criminal communities (Russia, Brazil, North America, Japan, China, Germany) as separated entities, instead, these ecosystems interact […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 29, 2014
Evolution of the Russian underground offer

TrendMicro has published an excellent study on the evolution of the Russian underground, detailing products, services and related prices. Max Goncharov has published a new interesting study on the Russian Underground, titled Russian Underground Revisited, one year after the previous report “Russian Underground 101”. Trend Micro report continues its analysis of the services and products offered by cyber criminals in […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2012
Russian Underground is just part of a global criminal network

Trend Micro published a very interesting report on the Russian underground market, the document written by Max Goncharov analyzed the services and the products marketed by cyber criminals. The study is based on data obtained from the analysis of online forums and services attended by Russian hackers such as antichat.ru, xeka.ru, and carding-cc.com. Trend Micro […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 04, 2012
Citadel trojan, migration of cybercrime to the deep web

We all remember the Citadel trojan, based on  the Zeus experience has evolved becoming one of the most interesting cyber criminal project. Few months ago I wrote on the excellent customer relationship management (CRM) model implemented by its creators. Thanks a malware evolution dictated by market needs, the trojan has evolved in time, many instances […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 26, 2012
Capfire4, malware-as-a-service platform for crime

It’s not first time we discuss of cybercrime and in particular of its organizational models, creative servicex offer any kind of support to organizations and individuals that desire to conduct an attack against specific target. Cyber criminals in the past have already used cloud architectures to rent computational resources to involve in powerful cyber attacks. […]