Early this year, the SASFIS Trojan became notorious in relation to spoofed email messages supposedly from Facebook. SASFIS infections usually result in tons of other malware infections, as this particular family makes systems susceptible to botnet attacks, particularly from ZeuS and BREDOLAB, and is affiliated with various FAKEAV variants, usually those associated with pornographic [...]
TrendLabsSM recently handled a client case last March wherein two peculiar malware leveraged a Windows service—Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)—to execute their malicious routines. WMI lets users access and retrieve information about their OSs. It is particularly useful for administrators, especially in enterprise environments, as it manages applications found on systems connected to a network [...]
Based on an experiment conducted by researchers from VeriSignâs iDefense Intelligence Operations Team, involving 25 different "rent a botnet" underground marketplace propositions, they were able to conclude that the average price for renting a botnet is $67 for 24 hours, and $9 for hourly access.
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The upcoming “2010 FIFA World Cup” in South Africa is one of the most highly anticipated events in sports history today. As expected, cybercriminals have been using this event as another means for their endless string of profiteering schemes. TrendLabsSM engineers discovered two separate spam runs leveraging the said event. The first spam sample (see [...]
The KOOBFACE botnet continuously evolves to keep on generating profit for its perpetrators. The fact that the botnet is still alive shows that the cybercriminals behind it are making a fortune off it. In our effort to conduct research on and to monitor the latest developments made to the KOOBFACE botnet, we have noticed several [...]