malware as service

Pierluigi Paganini January 26, 2013
Gozi.3 men,1M computers infected, Millions $ stolen

The news is sensational US authorities blamed 3 individuals of a large scale malware-based attack against banking world, the trojan infected at least one million computers stealing millions of dollars. The three are the Russian Nikita Kuzmin (25 year old), Latvian resident Deniss Calovskis (27 year old) and Romanian Mihai Ionut Paunescu (28 year old) […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2012
What is the Dorkbot worm that is attacking Skype’s users?

What could happen if a malware compromises a communication system adopted daily by 663 million users (info dated September 2011)? Security experts have spread an alert to Skype users about an ongoing attack that try to induce them to load a link that spreads malware. The famous voice-over-Internet application is totally changed from its original […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 07, 2012
Dangerous waves of malware are transforming cyberspace in a jungle

The cyberspace is becoming a jungle of malware, a place where the danger is just around the corner. Governments, cyber criminals, hacktivist and terrorist are focusing their activities in the new domain due this reason we are assisting to the born of new agents and very sophisticated attack tools. In a parallel manner is lowering […]

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 18, 2012
On new generation of P2P botnets

Zeus is one of the longest-running malware that raged for months, appearing in various forms on the web thanks to the continuous changes made by the cybercrime industry. This time the news is really interesting, Symantec security researchers have detected a new variant of Zeus that not relies on command and control (C&C) servers for […]