DDoS Threat Advisory – SaaS Apps Vulnerable for Exploitation

Posted by R.A.I.D.

Feb 25, '15

Akamai’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert) and PhishLabs’ (R.A.I.D.) Research Analysis and Intelligence Division have worked together on a threat advisory that warns enterprises and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers about new distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that leverage Joomla servers that have a vulnerable Google Maps plugin installed. The advisory is available for download from: www.stateoftheinternet.com/joomla-reflection

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Topics: DDoS

Carbanak Banking Malware, State Tax Refund Fraud, Phone Spying and more | TWIC - February 20, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Feb 20, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Malware, Fraud, Trojan, The Week in Cybercrime, Android

Vawtrak Expands, Simplocker Ransomware, Mobile Malware and more | TWIC - February 13, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Feb 13, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Malware, Trojan, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Ransomware

Vawtrak’s expanding infrastructure

Posted by R.A.I.D.

Feb 11, '15

The malware known as Vawtrak is a banking Trojan which has increased in sophistication since its inception more than eight years ago. Systems infected with Vawtrak become part of a botnet managed by a Russian cybercrime gang who operate a Cybercrime-as-a-Service enterprise based on selling botnet access and support to their clients.

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Topics: Malware, Vawtrak, Banking Trojan

Internet Explorer Phishing Flaw, Anthem Data Breach, Critroni Ransomware and more | TWIC - February 6, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Feb 6, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, The Week in Cybercrime, Android, Data Breach, Ransomware

Wire Transfer Scam Alert, New Bug Haunts Linux, ZeroAccess Botnet and more | TWIC - January 30, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Jan 30, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Malware, DDoS, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach

DDoS on the Rise, Spear-Phishing, Alleged Silk Road Operator Arrested and more | TWIC - January 23, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Jan 23, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, DDoS, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach

DDoS on the rise: the AK-47 of cybercrime

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Jan 23, '15

AK-47’s have been around forever. The most popular and widely used assault rifles in the world. Not because they do anything advanced, but because they’re cheap, reliable, and are so easy to use that untrained fighters can wield them effectively. Much like the AK-47, DDoS attacks are not highly sophisticated, expensive, or the most “sexy” of cybercrime but they can be very effective. As 2014 came to a close, it was a record year for distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, with increases in volume and sophistication level. Researchers anticipate the upwards trend of attacks will only continue in 2015, with many businesses still underprepared to fight back against an attack.

High-profile targets such as banks, ecommerce and online storefront vendors, online gaming platforms, governments and educational establishments are generally the unfortunate marks for DDoS exploitation. However, any organization that relies on the Internet to conduct business is a potential target of attack so it is critical to implement DDoS mitigation tactics and incident response plans prior to an event.
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Topics: DDoS

Skeleton Key Malware, Park 'N Fly Data Breach, Crowti Ransomware and more | TWIC - January 16, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Jan 16, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Phishing, Malware, DDoS, The Week in Cybercrime, Data Breach, Ransomware

CryptoWall Ransomware Defense, Bank DDoS Attack, Router Exploits and more | TWIC - January 10, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens

Jan 10, '15

Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

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Topics: Malware, DDoS, The Week in Cybercrime, Android, Banking Trojan

    

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