Thursday, 27 August 2009

Malware via Snail Mail

Source: National Credit Union Administration

The (American) National Credit Union Administration has released a warning that one of its members was sent fraudulent "training materials" on CD, laced with malware. The attack is notable for the fact that it is both highly targeted and uses low tech methods in an attempt to bypass network security.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Investigations on a Cybercrime Hub in Estonia

Source: TrendLabs Malware Blog

Trend Micro has published a white paper on an Estonian ISP and its subsidiaries which specialise in providing service to the cybercrime community. The researchers "gathered detailed data on the cyber crime ring from Tartu and found that they control every step between driving traffic to sites with Trojans and exploiting infected computers. Even the billing system for fake antivirus software that is being pushed by the company is controlled from Tartu."

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Ilomo

Source: TrendLabs Malware Blog

Trend Micro has published a white paper on the Ilomo stealth botnet. This botnet features the ability to piggyback transactions on banking sessions initiated normally by the end user, and is primarily used for information gathering and anonymous proxy services.