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Frost & Sullivan Report Highlights Rise in Phishing Attacks

Have you ever unknowingly opened and responded to a phishing email or fallen victim to a phishing attack? A recent report by Frost & Sullivan titled “You’ve Been Phished, Again! Solution: Eliminate the Click-It Temptation,” discussed just how susceptible we all are to these fraudulent attacks and what can be done to avoid them. How Do P
Publish At:2017-09-12 13:50 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Cognitive Secu

Brazilian Malware Client Maximus: Maximizing the Mayhem

In January 2017, IBM X-Force research reported the development of a new remote-access malware code targeting Brazilian banks. The malware, dubbed Client Maximus, was observed in ongoing campaigns and continues to target online banking users in the country. The development of Client Maximus, which is believed to be commercially available in Brazilian fraud an
Publish At:2017-09-12 13:50 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Malware Threat Intelligence Advanced Threat

IT threat evolution Q2 2017. Statistics

Q2 figures According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 342, 566, 061 malicious attacks from online resources located in 191 countries all over the world. 33, 006, 783 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by web antivirus components. Attempted infections by malware that aims to steal money via online access to bank accounts were r
Publish At:2017-08-15 11:25 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Financial malware Interne

IT threat evolution Q2 2017

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Back to the future:  looking for a link between old and new APTs This year’s Security Analyst Summit (SAS) included interesting research findings on several targeted attack campaigns.  For example, researchers from Kaspersky Lab and King’s College London presented their findings on a possible link between Mo
Publish At:2017-08-15 11:25 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Quarterly Malware Reports APT Cyber espionage Finan

TrickBot Habla Español: Trojan Widens Its Attack Scope in Spain, Brings Redirection Attacks to Local Banks

The TrickBot Trojan has been steadily ramping up its activity this year, going into a rather intensive period of updates and attacks that started in Q2 2017. From the looks of it, TrickBot’s operators have been investing heavily into widening the scope of their attacks and are preparing redirection attacks against banks in 19 different countries. After
Publish At:2017-07-19 08:05 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Threat

The NukeBot banking Trojan: from rough drafts to real threats

This spring, the author of the NukeBot banking Trojan published the source code of his creation. He most probably did so to restore his reputation on a number of hacker forums: earlier, he had been promoting his development so aggressively and behaving so erratically that he was eventually suspected of being a scammer. Now, three months after the source code
Publish At:2017-07-19 07:45 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research Banking Trojan Financial malware

KSN Report: Ransomware in 2016-2017

This report has been prepared using depersonalized data processed by Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). The metrics are based on the number of distinct users of Kaspersky Lab products with the KSN feature enabled, who encountered ransomware at least once in a given period, as well as research into the ransomware threat landscape by Kaspersky Lab experts. Thi
Publish At:2017-06-26 07:20 | Read:395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications Encryption Financial malware Malware S

Zeus Sphinx Pushes Empty Configuration Files — What Has the Sphinx Got Cooking?

Lately, IBM X-Force Research has seen the Zeus Sphinx Trojan go through a targetless phase, an exceedingly rare occurrence in the cybercrime arena. Recent Zeus Sphinx samples have fetched configuration files in which all the target URLs were removed. This means that while Sphinx infection campaigns continue and the malware can infect new machines, it remains
Publish At:2017-06-15 13:50 | Read:685 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Threat

QakBot Banking Trojan Causes Massive Active Directory Lockouts

IBM X-Force Research recently observed a wave of malware-induced Active Directory (AD) lockouts across several incident response engagements. The lockouts caused hundreds to thousands of AD users to get locked out of their company’s domain in rapid succession, leaving employees of the impacted organizations unable to access their endpoints, company ser
Publish At:2017-06-03 00:15 | Read:1080 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Incident Response Threat Intelligence Banki

Dridex: A History of Evolution

The Dridex banking Trojan, which has become a major financial cyberthreat in the past years (in 2015, the damage done by the Trojan was estimated at over $40 million), stands apart from other malware because it has continually evolved and become more sophisticated since it made its first appearance in 2011. Dridex has been able to escape justice for so long
Publish At:2017-05-25 13:15 | Read:609 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Publications Botnets Financial malware Malware Desc

IT threat evolution Q1 2017

Overview Targeted attacks and malware campaigns More wipers The aim of most targeted attack campaigns is to steal sensitive data. However, this isn’t always the goal. Sometimes attackers erase data instead of – or as well as – trying to gain access to confidential information. We’ve seen several wiper attacks in recent years. They include Shamoon
Publish At:2017-05-22 11:35 | Read:928 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports APT Cyber espion

IT threat evolution Q1 2017. Statistics

Q1 figures According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 479,528,279 malicious attacks from online resources located in 190 countries all over the world. 79,209,775 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by web antivirus components. Attempted infections by malware that aims to steal money via online access to bank accounts were regis
Publish At:2017-05-22 11:35 | Read:426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Financial malwar

A Magnet for Cybercrime: Financial Services Sector

As revealed in the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, the financial services sector was attacked more than any other industry last year. The average financial services client organization monitored by IBM Security Services experienced 65 percent more attacks than the average client organization across all industries (see Figure 1). Moreover, 2016 sa
Publish At:2017-04-27 19:35 | Read:695 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Banking & Financial Services Threat Intelli

Brazilian Malware Never Sleeps: Meet EmbusteBot

IBM Research — Haifa Labs continually invests in the research and development of advanced malware analysis solutions that enhance IBM’s ability to quickly detect and neutralize malware as new and challenging threats arise. Our ongoing observations of the Brazilian cybercriminal landscape have revealed a perpetual rise in new malicious campaigns in this
Publish At:2017-04-17 01:45 | Read:510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protection Malware Advanc

ATMitch: remote administration of ATMs

In February 2017, we published research on fileless attacks against enterprise networks. We described the data collected during incident response in several financial institutions around the world, exploring how attackers moved through enterprise networks leaving no traces on the hard drives. The goal of these attackers was money, and the best way to cash ou
Publish At:2017-04-04 09:55 | Read:665 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured SAS ATM Financial malware Targeted Attacks

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