A newly discovered spam campaign powered by version two of the well-known Cutwail botnet has been found targeting Japanese users in an attempt to infect them with the URLZone (aka Bebloh) banking trojan. In a company blog post yesterday, Crowdstrike researchers Sebastian Eschweiler, Brett Stone-Gross and Bex Hartley note that the operation leverages the art of…
Financial malware is a threat that seems to make headlines almost every month. Studies indicate that cybercrime is the only economic crime to have seen an increase this year, rising sharply, and landing the second rank on the list of the most reported economic crimes globally.
Global authorities' takedown of Avalanche, a cybercriminal network whose malware campaigns are estimated to have cost victims in over 180 countries hundreds of millions of dollars, was an achievement four years in the making - and yet the saga is far from over.
A four-year long investigation by various multinational law enforcement agencies including Europol, the FBI and the US Justice Department, has brought down the international criminal infrastructure platform known as 'Avalanche'.