Tor-based malware

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2014
Tor network is increasingly attractive for cybercrime

Cyber criminals are abusing even more Tor Network for illegal activities, from botnet management to money laundering, the number of services is increasing. Tor network is even more used by cyber criminals to cover their illegal activities, the Tor community has observed, for example an alarming increase in the number of malware that abuse of […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2014
Tor-based ChewBacca botnet is infecting POS stealing Credit Card data

Researchers at RSA discovered a new variant of Tor-based malware ‘ChewBacca’, is able to infect Point-of-Sale stealing Credit Card data. The recent data breaches at US retailers Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels have raised the alert level of malware-based attacks against POS systems. More than one hundred million Americans is victims of scams that mainly used a malware known as BlackPOS or […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2014
Sefnit botnet-Microsoft has silently uprooted Tor Browser from more than 2 Million PC

Microsoft has uprooted Tor Browser from more than 2 Million Systems to eradicate Sefnit botnet. It has done it silently without user agreement. It was August 2013 when security experts noted a spike in Tor traffic network caused by cybercriminals activities, the malware specialists discovered a botnet based on Mevade malware, in mid-August the number […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2013
ChewBacca, the last Tor-based banking trojan

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a new Tor-based banking trojan named “ChewBacca”, it is the last malware exploiting Tor network. Tor network is a territory of exploration for cybercriminals that are increasing their attention in the popular anonymizing network for make more resilient malicious botnets. The principal advantages for adoption of hidden service in a […]