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Arrests of members of Tetrade seed groups Grandoreiro and Melcoz

Spain’s Ministry of the Interior has announced the arrest of 16 individuals connected to the Grandoreiro and Melcoz (also known as Mekotio) cybercrime groups. Both are originally from Brazil and form part of the Tetrade umbrella, operating for a few years now in Latin America and Western Europe. Grandoreiro is a banking Trojan malware family that initi
Publish At:2021-07-14 15:34 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incidents Brazil Cybercrime Financial malware Law Enforcemen

Gootkit: the cautious Trojan

Gootkit is complex multi-stage banking malware that was discovered for the first time by Doctor Web in 2014. Initially it was distributed via spam and exploits kits such as Spelevo and RIG. In conjunction with spam campaigns, the adversaries later switched to compromised websites where the visitors are tricked into downloading the malware. Gootkit is capable
Publish At:2021-06-07 09:25 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware descriptions Financial malware Malware Descriptions

IT threat evolution Q1 2021. Non-mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q1 2021: Kaspersky solutions blocked 2,023,556,082 attacks launched from online resources across the globe. 613,968,631 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by
Publish At:2021-05-31 06:06 | Read:395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware reports Adware Financial malware Malware Description

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2020-2021. EU statistics

All statistics in this report are from the global cloud service Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which receives information from components in our security solutions. The data was obtained from users who have given their consent to it being sent to KSN. Millions of Kaspersky users around the globe assist us in this endeavor to collect information about mali
Publish At:2021-05-26 07:22 | Read:415 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kaspersky Security Bulletin Apple MacOS Backdoor Financial m

Bizarro banking Trojan expands its attacks to Europe

Bizarro is yet another banking Trojan family originating from Brazil that is now found in other regions of the world. We have seen users being targeted in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. Attempts have now been made to steal credentials from customers of 70 banks from different European and South American countries. Following in the footsteps of Tetrade, B
Publish At:2021-05-17 08:42 | Read:380 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware descriptions Backdoor Brazil Financial malware Keylo

What is Ghimob Malware?

A new Android malware strain ‘Ghimob’ is mimicking third-party mobile (mainly banking) apps to spy and steal user data when downloaded and installed. This Trojan virus steals data from users, primarily targeting online banking and cryptocurrency. As of the end of 2020, it is believed to siphon data from more than 153 apps by asking for accessibi
Publish At:2021-05-07 09:51 | Read:453 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Software & App Vulnerabilities Banking & Fin

Financial Cyberthreats in 2020

2020 was challenging for everyone: companies, regulators, individuals. Due to the limitations imposed by the epidemiological situation, particular categories of users and businesses were increasingly targeted by cybercriminals. While we were adjusting to remote work and the rest of the new conditions, so were scammers. As a result, 2020 was extremely eventfu
Publish At:2021-03-31 10:46 | Read:638 | Comments:0 | Tags:Publications Electronic Payments Financial malware Google An

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2020. Statistics

All statistics in this report are from the global cloud service Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which receives information from components in our security solutions. The data was obtained from users who have given their consent to it being sent to KSN. Millions of Kaspersky users around the globe assist us in this endeavor to collect information about mali
Publish At:2020-12-15 06:20 | Read:1162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Apple MacOS Financial m

Cyberthreats to financial organizations in 2021

It is hard to believe that a year has gone since our last article on financial attacks and our predictions for 2020. It has been a tough one, but first things first. Let us review the forecasts we made at the end of 2019 and see how accurate we were. Then we will go through the key events of 2020 relating to financial attacks. Finally, we need to make a fore
Publish At:2020-11-30 07:55 | Read:1269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin ATM attacks Bitcoin Cre

IT threat evolution Q3 2020. Non-mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3: Kaspersky solutions blocked 1,416,295,227 attacks launched from online resources across the globe. 456,573,467 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by Web
Publish At:2020-11-20 07:18 | Read:980 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

Ghimob: a Tétrade threat actor moves to infect mobile devices

Guildma, a threat actor that is part of the Tétrade family of banking trojans, has been working on bringing in new techniques, creating new malware and targeting new victims. Recently, their new creation, the Ghimob banking trojan, has been a move toward infecting mobile devices, targeting financial apps from banks, fintechs, exchanges and cryptocurrencies i
Publish At:2020-11-09 06:05 | Read:1066 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware descriptions Brazil Cryptocurrencies Financ

On the trail of the XMRig miner

As protection methods improve, the developers of miners have had to enhance their own creations, often turning to non-trivial solutions. Several such solutions (previously unseen by us) were detected during our analysis of the open source miner XMRig. How it all began: ransominer Alongside well-known groups that make money from data theft and ransomware (for
Publish At:2020-10-22 07:54 | Read:991 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Research Cryptocurrencies Financial malware Miner T

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. PC statistics

IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Review IT threat evolution Q2 2020. Mobile statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q2: Kaspersky solutions blocked 899,744,810 attacks launched from online resourc
Publish At:2020-09-03 16:30 | Read:1004 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

APT trends report Q2 2020

For more than three years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. They
Publish At:2020-07-29 06:05 | Read:1804 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured APT Backdoor Chinese-speaking cybercrim

The Tetrade: Brazilian banking malware goes global

Introduction Brazil is a well-known country with plenty of banking trojans developed by local crooks. The Brazilian criminal underground is home to some of the world’s busiest and most creative perpetrators of cybercrime. Like their counterparts’ in China and Russia, their cyberattacks have a strong local flavor, and for a long time, they limited
Publish At:2020-07-14 07:02 | Read:1297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Brazil Cybercrime Financial malware

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