GameOver Zeus

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
A Closer Look at the Dridex Trojan After Some Recently Received E-mails

The security Expert Michael Fratello provide us a closer look at the Dridex Trojan following its investigation on the malicious agent. The Dridex Banking Trojan is a part of a family of Trojans classified as “banking trojans“.  An article describing the Dridex Trojan and some of its inner-workings were published by TrendMicro in November of 2014. […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2015
New Dridex malware evades detection with AutoClose function

Security experts at Proofpoint have discovered a new phishing campaign that exploits a Dridex variant that evades detection with AutoClose function. Criminal crews behind the Dridex banking malware are very prolific and are improving the popular malicious code. Recently we have discussed about a Dridex variant which was spread through phishing messages with Microsoft Office documents embedding malicious macros. The attackers exploited social engineering technique to lure […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2015
A $ 3million reward on kingpin behind the GameOver Zeus botnet

The US Justice Department offers $3 million reward for the arrest of GameOver ZeuS kingpin. The botnet was involved in financial frauds on a large-scale. The Justice Department has announced a reward of up to $3 million for the capture of the GameOver ZeuS botnet master. The malicious botnet was used by “a tightly knit gang […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2015
Cryptowall Ransomware is resurrected with new features

Researchers at Cisco’s Talos group published an analysis of a new variant of Cryptowall ransomware that implements new features. CryptoWall ransomware is one of the most popular malware used in the cybercriminal ecosystem for extortions. Ransomware is a specific family of malicious code that lock victims’ resources and demands a ransom to unlock them. CryptoWall is considered […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 15, 2014
Bad Actors rebuild from scratch the Gameover Zeus Botnet

Experts at Arbor networks discovered a new variant of GameOver Zeus Botnet which implement DGA scheme. Recently law enforcement agencies have taken down the GameOver Zeus botnet with a multinational effort, but a few weeks later, researchers at Seculert spotted a new variant in the wild, which implements a domain generation algorithm.Investigators from FBI and Europol […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2014
Zeus malware is hard to eradicate, the criminal ecosystem continues to innovate it

Prolexic security and engineering response team has issued a study on the possible uses of Zeus malware, remarking that its success is the versatility. Zeus malware never dies, it seems the title of a film, but the reality goes over the fiction, despite the recent success of law enforcement agencies in the takeover of Gameover […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2014
Pandemiya is a written-from-scratch trojan being sold in the underground

RSA Security’s FraudAction team released a report on Pandemiya, a new banking Trojan being sold in hacker forums as an alternative to the popular Zeus. RSA Security’s FraudAction team issued a report on Pandemiya, a banking Trojan being proposed in the underground ecosystem as the most effective alternative to the Zeus banking Trojan. Pandemiya Trojan is being sold for as […]