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New Phishing attack targets Italian Postal and Financial service again

New Phishing attack targets Italian Postal and Financial service again

October 21, 2013Anonymous
A phishing attack is a complex combination of technology and psychology. There are numerous ways in which people are being made fools and they can be conned by hitting on unsecured website links. Sophos experts detected this week an intriguing case of phishing against the Italian postal service Poste Italiane , the scheme attracted the researcher's attention due the reuse of an old social engineering trick. The brand Poste Italiane includes postal, Financial and payment services in its product portfolio and was considered top brand victims by recent F-Secure Threat report. The number of attacks against Poste Italiane is remarkable, the purpose is always to induce its customers into unwittingly submitting their credentials to fake login sites. In the recent attack criminals sent the classic email containing an HTML attachment which the recipient is enticed into opening. " To activate the "Security web Postepay " you need to : - Downlo
KRBanker Malware Targeting Korean Financial Institutions

KRBanker Malware Targeting Korean Financial Institutions

June 02, 2013Mohit Kumar
A recently discovered piece of malware called KRBanker (Korea + Banker = KRBanker) , targeting mostly online end-users at Korean financial institutions. According to nProtect , now an invasive banking Trojan, the new and improved  KRBanker  can block anti-virus software, security websites and even other malware in its quest to steal user information and share it with hackers. Then the malware pings back to the command and control (C&C) server with infection status and then the malware proceeds to download encrypted files on the victim's PC. In the latest variant of the KRBanker malware, scans the PC for lists of DLLs that are related to Korean financial institutions, security software and patches any opcode instructions.  Malware instructed to insert the malicious code that will search and collect any information related to password, account details, and transaction history. Once logged, the compiled information is then sent to a remote server.  KRBanker
Hacker jailed for ATM skimming invented ATM security scheme

Hacker jailed for ATM skimming invented ATM security scheme

May 19, 2013Mohit Kumar
A Romanian man serving a five-year jail sentence in Romania for his involvement in an ATM skimming scheme, has developed a device designed to protect ATMs from such attacks. 33-year-old Valentin Boanta who is being detained in a prison from Vaslui, Romania, after he was convicted on charges of bank card fraud in 2009, developed what he calls the SRS (Secure Revolving System) which changes the way ATM machines read bank cards to prevent the operation of skimming devices that criminals hide inside ATMs. " When I got caught I became happy. This liberation opened the way to working for the good side ," Boanta said. " Crime was like a drug for me. After I was caught, I was happy I escaped from this adrenaline addiction ," Boanta said. Boanta began working on SRS during his trial. SRS, Boanta says, can be installed into any ATM. ATM skimmers work by installing a second, concealed card reader over the one that's built into the ATM. When an unsuspecting bank customer
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