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CryptoWall Ransomware Defense, Bank DDoS Attack, Router Exploits and more | TWIC - January 10, 2015

Posted by Lindsey Havens on Jan 10, '15

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

  • Big data, big [illicit] business (PhishLabs) 
    In 2015, we can expect to see a continued increase in the number of underground operations offering Cybercrime-as-a-Service. 

  • CryptoWall ransomware variant has new defenses (CSO) 
    CryptoWall, one of a family of malware programs that encrypts files and demands a ransom from victims, has undergone a revamp that is frustrating security researchers.

  • AOL Advertising Network Abused to Distribute Malware (TheHackerNews) 
    Security researchers have uncovered a malvertising campaign used to distribute malware to visitors of The Huffington Post website, as well as several other sites, through malicious advertisements served over the AOL advertising network.

  • Thieves Jackpot ATMs With ‘Black Box’ Attack (KrebsOnSecurity)
    Previous stories on KrebsOnSecurity about ATM skimming attacks have focused on innovative fraud devices made to attach to the outside of compromised ATMs. 

  • DDoS Attacks Slam Finnish Bank (BankInfoSecurity)
    Police in Finland are investigating a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks against the country's OP Pohjola financial services group that have intermittently shut down online banking and direct debit services. 

  • Banking Trojans Disguised As ICS/SCADA Software Infecting Plants (DarkReading) 
    Researcher spots spike in traditional financial malware hitting ICS/SCADA networks -- posing as popular GE, Siemens, and Advantech HMI products.

  • A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever (Wired)
    Amid all the noise the Sony hack generated over the holidays, a far more troubling cyber attack was largely lost in the chaos. Unless you follow security news closely, you likely missed it. 

  • ASUS router-popping exploit on the loose (TheRegister)
    Amid all the noise the Sony hack generated over the holidays, a far more troubling cyber attack was largely lost in the chaos. Unless you follow security news closely, you likely missed it.

Topics: Malware, DDoS, The Week in Cybercrime, Android, Banking Trojan

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