NotPetya, FakeCry, and after?

NotPetya, FakeCry, and after?
In the past weeks, we have seen interesting developmentsĀ on the use of malicious code against business victims. Generally, businesses are victims of Trojans or Ransomwares via massive spam (botnet) or by more subtle mailing (mimicking business entities). Worms were a thing of the past until Wannacry (or Wannacrypt) ransomware appeared in May. Its use of ...

CryptoLocker – the Pioneer

CryptoLocker – the Pioneer
Overview Name: CryptoLocker Other names: – Apparition: 2013-09 Peek in popularity: 2013-11 (based on Google Trends) Status: Extinct Disappearance: 2014-06 (cause: Operation Tovar) Distribution vectors: Malspam: used massively at the beginning, then marginally with PPI Pay-Per-Install: via GOZ botnet (Game-Over Zeus) Affiliation program: Yes (exclusively with GOZ?) Group ties: Zeus or “business club” (Slavik and ...