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  • Economics Behind Ransomware as a Service: A Look at Stampado’s Pricing Model

    TrendLabs - Malware Blog
    Ransomware have become such a big income earner for cybercriminals that every bad guy wants a piece of the pie. The result? More tech-savvy criminals are offering their services to newbies and cybercriminal wanna-bes in the form of do-it-yourself (DIY) kits—ransomware as a service (RaaS).
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    Economics Behind Ransomware as a Service: A Look at Stampado’s Pricing Model
  • Courier Scammers Intercept Text Messages, Leave Traces on Google Play

    TrendLabs - Malware Blog
    In the first quarter of 2016, Singaporeans were targeted by phone calls that pretended to be from various courier services. These automated phone calls would say that the victim had received a package, and asked them to provide sensitive personal information such as their name, address, National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) number, passport number, and bank account details.
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    Courier Scammers Intercept Text Messages, Leave Traces on Google Play
  • CrypMIC Ransomware Wants to Follow CryptXXX’s Footsteps

    TrendLabs - Malware Blog
    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Take the case of CrypMIC—detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_CRYPMIC—a new ransomware family that mimics CryptXXX in terms of entry point, ransom notes and payment site UIs. CrypMIC’s perpetrators are possibly looking for a quick buck owing to the recent success of CryptXXX.
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    CrypMIC Ransomware Wants to Follow CryptXXX’s Footsteps
  • How Endpoint Solutions Can Protect Businesses Against Ransomware

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    This year alone, the FBI predicted that the total loss to ransomware will reach a whopping US$1 billion. The ransomware business is booming, encouraging cybercriminals to expand their target base—from consumers to businesses, regardless of type and size.
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    How Endpoint Solutions Can Protect Businesses Against Ransomware
  • Cerber: A Case in Point of Ransomware Leveraging Cloud Platforms

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    Users may wrongly perceive that apps and programs running in the cloud are fail-safe, when it has been increasingly used as a vector to host and deliver malware. Conversely, by targeting cloud-based productivity platforms utilized by many enterprises, the malefactors are hoping to victimize users who handle sensitive corporate data that when denied access to can mean serious repercussions for their business operations.
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    Cerber: A Case in Point of Ransomware Leveraging Cloud Platforms
  • July 2016 Patch Tuesday Releases 11 Security Bulletins; Adobe Fixes ‘Critical’ Flaws in Flash Player

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    Microsoft has rolled out eleven security updates for this month’s Patch Tuesday. Six are tagged as ‘Critical’ while the rest are rated as ‘Important.’ Three of the critical security bulletins address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (MS16-084), Microsoft Edge (MS16-085), and JScript and VBScript scripting engines in Microsoft Windows (MS16-086). All three flaws can allow remote code execution when successfully exploited via a specially crafted website/webpage.
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    July 2016 Patch Tuesday Releases 11 Security Bulletins; Adobe Fixes ‘Critical’ Flaws in Flash Player
  • French Dark Bets: Betting On Euro 2016

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    While French underground marketplaces are typically located in the "Dark Web", recently they ventured out onto YouTube to advertise the newest addition to their services: online gambling.
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    French Dark Bets: Betting On Euro 2016
  • Cybercrime Surpasses Traditional Crime in the United Kingdom

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    Earlier today the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) released their Cyber Crime Assessment report for 2016 in which they outline the most important threats to UK businesses such as cybercrime. This was also the first cybercrime report produced jointly by the NCA and industry partners.
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    Cybercrime Surpasses Traditional Crime in the United Kingdom
  • BEBLOH Expands to Japan in Latest Spam Attack

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    An old banking Trojan has been operating in Europe on a low level has spiked in activity after migrating to Japan. Cybercriminals are using local brand names such as local ISP providers and legitimate looking addresses to fool users into downloading malware that can steal information by monitoring browsers, file transfer protocol (FTP) clients, and mail clients. Its targets? Mostly rural banks.
    BEBLOH is a banking Trojan that has been around since as early as 2009. It has outlived several competitors including Zeus, and SpyEye. It is designed to steal money from unsuspecting victims right off their bank accounts without them even noticing. BEBLOH always came up with new defensive measures to avoid AV products, and this time is no different. BEBLOH is also known for hiding in memory and creating a temporary new executable file upon shutdown, and deleting said file after re-infecting the system.
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    BEBLOH Expands to Japan in Latest Spam Attack
  • Brazilians Migrate to Telegram, Cybercriminals Follow Suit

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    Young and brazen—two words that aptly describe the Brazilian cybercriminals of today. That’s probably old news though; what’s new is that they’ve switched communication platforms. After the temporary crackdown on WhatsApp last December, cybercriminals changed messaging tools to avoid unwanted law enforcement attention while going about the business of cybercrime. Although this shift may be coincidental, the secure messaging features of Telegram may make it ripe for abuse.
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    Brazilians Migrate to Telegram, Cybercriminals Follow Suit

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