Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2015
Vawtrak Uses Tor2Web making hard to track down its servers

Security experts at Fortinet uncovered a new strain of the Vawtrak banking Trojan is implementing an obscuring mechanism based on the Tor2Web service. The authors of the banking Trojan Vawtrak are adopting a new tactic to hide the traffic to its servers,  they are exploiting  the Tor2Web service to masquerade malicious connections. In the past, criminal crews behind […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2015
A new strain of banking trojan VAWTRAK uses Macros and abuses Windows PowerShell

Security experts at TrendMicro observed significant improvements in VAWTRAK banking trojan which couples use malicious macros and Windows PowerShell. Early 2015 the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) issued an alert about a surge in the infections of malware using macros to spread their malicious code. The experts MMPC have observed a significant increase in enable-macros […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2014
Cybercrime-as-a-Service, a winning model of sale

Security Experts at Sophos explained the efficiency of the business model known as Cybercrime-as-a-Service in the specific case of Vawtrak botnet. The term Cybercrime-as-a-Service refers to the practice in the cybercriminal ecosystem to provide product and services for use by other criminals. In September 2014, a report from Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the 2014 […]