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Ransomware going strong, despite takedown of Gameover Zeus


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:23 PM

 

In late May, an international law enforcement effort disrupted the Gameover Zeus (GoZ) botnet, a network of compromised computers used for banking fraud.

The operation also hobbled a secondary, but equally important cyber-criminal operation: the Cryptolocker ransomware campaign, which used a program distributed by the GoZ botnet to encrypt victims' sensitive files, holding them hostage until the victim paid a fee, typically hundreds of dollars. The crackdown, and the subsequent discovery by security firms of the digital keys needed to decrypt affected data, effectively eliminated the threat from Cryptolocker.

 

Ransomware going strong, despite takedown of Gameover Zeus

 

 



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:07 PM

New attacks with the Angler exploit kit inject code directly in browser processes without leaving files on disk. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2600619/security/hackers-make-drive-by-attacks-stealthier-with-fileless-infections.html and http://malware.dontneedcoffee.com/2014/08/angler-ek-now-capable-of-fileless.html
 

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 05:18 AM

When one gang of criminals is taken out...there is always a new gang ready and willing to take their place.
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