Thursday, July 04, 2013

Summarizing Webroot's Threat Blog Posts for June

The following is a brief summary of all of my posts at Webroot's Threat Blog for June, 2013. You can subscribe to Webroot's Threat Blog RSS Feed, or follow me on Twitter:

01. Compromised FTP/SSH account privilege-escalating mass iFrame embedding platform released on the underground marketplace
02. New E-shop sells access to thousands of hacked PCs, accepts Bitcoin
03. Pharmaceutical scammers impersonate Facebook’s Notification System, entice users into purchasing counterfeit drugs
04. iLivid ads lead to ‘Searchqu Toolbar/Search Suite’ PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application)
05. Hacked Origin, Uplay, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Spotify, Skype, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Freelancer accounts offered for sale
06. Scammers impersonate the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), seek your credit card details
07. Fake ‘Unsuccessful Fax Transmission’ themed emails lead to malware
08. Tens of thousands of spamvertised emails lead to W32/Casonline
09. Rogue ads lead to SafeMonitorApp Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA)
10. How cybercriminals apply Quality Assurance (QA) to their malware campaigns before launching them
11. Rogue ads target EU users, expose them to Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite through the KingTranslate PUA
12. New boutique iFrame crypting service spotted in the wild
13. Rogue ‘Oops Video Player’ attempts to visually social engineer users, mimicks Adobe Flash Player’s installation process
14. New E-Shop sells access to thousands of malware-infected hosts, accepts Bitcoin
15. New subscription-based SHA256/Scrypt supporting stealth DIY Bitcoin mining tool spotted in the wild
16. Rogue ‘Free Mozilla Firefox Download’ ads lead to ‘InstallCore’ Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA)
17. SIP-based API-supporting fake caller ID/SMS number supporting DIY Russian service spotted in the wild
18. Rogue ‘Free Codec Pack’ ads lead to Win32/InstallCore Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA)
19. Self-propagating ZeuS-based source code/binaries offered for sale
20. How cybercriminals create and operate Android-based botnets

This post has been reproduced from Dancho Danchev's blog. Follow him on Twitter.

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