CertPolska published an updated detailed technical report with new statistics were made from 20 different botnets sinkholed by its servers.
All of them used domains registered through Domain Silver, Inc. These are not all of the botnets that used Domain Silver as the registrar, but only ones that were sinkholed as of 23rd of July 2013. The botnet malware included ZeuS ICE IX, Citadel, Andromeda/Gamarue and Dorkbot/NgrBot. Among them is also the Citadel plitfi botnet which is takedown.
Highlights from the gathered data are:
After targeting financial institutions in Europe, hackers are now increasingly targeting Indian financial institutions with the latest variants of malaware like SpyEye and Zeus to siphon larger amounts of money from bank accounts, Japanese security company Trend Micro has cautioned.
Bonner takes on "zombies" in the social security system, health care and now the Department of Defense. A new computer virus, allegedly developed by the US and Israel, has him worried about what might happen if it falls into the wrong hands.
What’s the latest? We don’t know. We spent the last couple of days in Florida. Nobody knows anything in Florida. They’re all retired down there. They don’t have to think anymore.
On Friday of last week, U.S Marshalls entered office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois that are believed to be home to some of the biggest botnet armies on the web.
But the law enforcement was just backup for the real investigators, Microsoft, who had secured a warrant from a federal judge to gather evidence and deactivate servers used by the criminals to infect people’s computers and harvest their personal data.
Zeus (AKA Zbot) is a highly effective Trojan that steals personal information and website login credentials.
Once downloaded, the Trojan injects itself into the browser and monitors all traffic. It then steals login credentials to sensitive websites. Zeus also changes web pages that users view, asking for additional sensitive information and sending it to the attackers.
Zeus now actively targets corporate users through an effective email campaign that asks Outlook Webmail users to update their settings.
Man believed to have links with Anonymous is arrested by Met Police’s e-Crime unit after BPAS is hacked.
Man is being questioned by the Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PeCU) following allegations that he hacked into the website of one of the UK’s largest abortion providers.
The suspect, who is believed to have connections to hactivist collective Anonymous, was arrested early this morning on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
Work of ‘anti-abortion extremists’
New variant of the ZeuS computer Trojan no longer relies on 'command and control' servers for instructions from attackers.
The ZeuS Trojan has been modified by cybercriminals in a way that means it no longer relies on command and control (C&C) servers for receiving instructions, according to Symantec security researchers.