Pierluigi Paganini August 25, 2022
Threat actors are using the Tox P2P messenger as C2 server

Threat actors are using the Tox peer-to-peer instant messaging service as a command-and-control server, Uptycs researchers reported. Tox is a peer-to-peer serverless instant messaging services that uses NaCl for encryption and decryption. Uptycs researchers reported that threat actors have started using the Tox peer-to-peer instant messaging service as a command-and-control server. Tox has been used in […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2015
FAKBEN Ransomware-as-a-service emerges from the underground

FAKBEN is offering a professional Ransomware-as-a-service that relies on a new CryptoLocker ransomware which can be downloaded through the executable file. Ransomware is probably the most popular category of malicious code in this period, this week we have discussed a malicious code that infected the UK Parliament, an off-line ransomware and a Linux.Encoder1 ransomware revealing the decryption key. News of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2015
ORX Locker, the new Darknet Ransomware-as-a-service platform

Security experts at Sensecy have uncovered ORX-Locker, a Darknet Ransomware-as-a-service platform that could allow everyone to become a cyber criminal. It is becoming even easier to become a cyber-criminal thanks to the model of sale known as malware-as-a-service that offers off-the-shelf malware for rent or sale. Recently malware authors started to offer also Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), in […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 08, 2015
Tox ransomware platform builder is now available for sale

The owner of the Tox ransomware builder is offering for sale the platform worried by its popularity. He confirmed that he will pay ransoms to his customers. The owner of the famous Tox ransomware has decided that it was time to sell the platform, this after all popularity reached by its platform. The Tox platform […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2015
Tox, how to create your ransomware in 3 steps

McAfee discovered in the Deep Web a ransomware-construction kits that allow easy to build malware in just 3 steps, implementing an interesting model of sale. In the criminal underground it is easy to find malware-construction kits that allow easy to build malicious code from existing templates and in same cases starting from legitimate applications. A […]