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Carbanak Banking Malware, State Tax Refund Fraud, Phone Spying and more | TWIC - February 20, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Feb 20, '15


Each week, the PhishLabs team posts The Week in Cybercrime (TWIC) to recap noteworthy cybercrime articles and reports (open source).

  • Vawtrak Banking Trojan Uses Windows PowerShell, Macros in Infection Routines (Security Week)
    Vawtrak, also known as Neverquest and Snifula, has evolved a great deal over the past months. In September, PhishLabs researchers noticed that cybercriminals had expanded not only the malware’s capabilities, but also the list of targeted financial institutions. The initial Vawtrak attacks primarily targeted banks in Japan.

  • The Rise in State Tax Refund Fraud (KrebsOnSecurity)
    Intuit: Anti-fraud Improvements by IRS Fuel Up To 3700 Percent Rise in Phony State Filings

Topics: Malware, Fraud, Trojan, The Week in Cybercrime, Android

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