Dancho Danchev

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2014
Profiling hacking for hire services offered in the underground

Security expert Dancho Danchev profiled hacking for hire services offered in the underground, providing an indication of their prices. In the past we have already analyzed the diffusion in the underground of hacking for hire services, a term coined to define the sale of hacking services made by cyber criminals for a limited period of time. Surfing […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2013
A look to Android offer in the underground mobile market

Security experts continues to observe the evolution of the offer of services and malicious software for fraudsters in the Android underground mobile market. In the last months security firms have observed an increase in criminal activities that exploited Android OS supported by the proactive evolution of the offerings in the underground mobile market. Dancho Danchev is considered one of most accredited experts of […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2013
Profiling the offer in criminal underground

Periodic analysis of the evolution of the offer in the underground criminal thanks to the efforts of experts such as Dancho Danchev. The offer of cyber criminals in the underground is very dynamic and articulated and its observation is a privileged point of view for better understand how evolve cyber threats. Recently we have spoken […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2013
Watering hole attacks and exploit kits – Indian gov site case

Number of Watering hole attacks is increasing, most of them based on well known exploit kits. The case of compromised Indian gov Web site leads to BlackHole Watering Hole attacks increase in a meaningful way in the last years following a scaring trend, the technique is based on infection of website’s visitors, typically attackers use to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2013
New trends in the underground market, the offer of cybercrime

The monitoring of the criminal underground is essential to understand the dynamics of cybercrime and related offer on the black market. At fixed intervals I decided to take a look at what is happening in the underground black market analyzing how evolves its offer and the related sales models. In the last months it has been […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 29, 2013
Rise of DIY, new botnet and keylogger generating tool in the wild

Not a day goes by that we’re talking about powerful cyber attacks and the sensational cyber espionage campaigns, the dangerous trend is also sustained by the increased offer of tools and services in the underground. Unfortunately the underground market is very dynamic and very difficult to monitor and to aggravate the situation is the leak […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 09, 2013
The offer of Russian underground for phishing campaigns

Russian underground is considered one of the most prolific black market, it provides various services that allow cybercriminals to arrange sophisticated scams and provide all necessary tools to arrange a cyber attack. To get an idea of the main dynamics of a market so organized I suggest you follow the investigations of principal security firms […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 02, 2013
Botnet organization, easy and cheap!

In recent weeks I wrote about an interesting article posted on Webroot by security expert Dancho Danchev, a careful observer of cyber criminal activities in the underground. The researcher described a new service offering access to thousands of malware-infected hosts, this time Danchev tried to estimate the cost to arrange a botnet composed of 10,000 […]