Russian cybercrime

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2014
Russian Hackers disguise Kelihos bot as Anti-Government Software

Russian Hackers are spreading the Kelihos Trojan leading victims into believing that it is a software to hit Western Governments. Kelihos botnet is still active and exploited by the cybercrime ecosystem to monetize its effort as discovered by security experts at Bitdefender. Cyber criminals have a single purpose, to earn money by any means, for this reason it is […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2013
ESET on Avatar rootkit with API, SDK, and Yahoo Groups as C&C

ESET security firm found a mysterious instance of Avatar rootkit with API, SDK, and Yahoo Groups for C&C communication Early this year ESET security firm detected the Avatar rootkit (Win32/Rootkit.Avatar), a mysterious malware advertised  as rootkit by Russian cybercrime on specific forums. “We present you here previously announced product. In connection with work on other projects, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2012
Russian cybercrime, not only a localized threat

Several times I wrote on cybercrime trying to analyze a phenomenon that grows with an impressive rhythm. The trend is uniform all over the word, cybercrime business is increasing its profits despite the economic crisis. The impact of cybercrime is transversal, industry, private businesses and governments, are all players that suffers the incoming cyber threats. […]