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Iranian Gmail users targeted by politically motivated phishing attack

Iranian Gmail users targeted by politically motivated phishing attack

Jun 13, 2013
Google says tens of thousands of Gmail accounts belonging to Iranian users have been targeted in an politically motivated hacking campaign in the weeks leading up to the country's closely watched presidential elections. For the last three weeks, the search giant said it has " detected and disrupted multiple email-based phishing campaigns aimed at compromising the accounts owned by tens of thousands of Iranian users. " " These campaigns, which originate from within Iran, represent a significant jump in the overall volume of phishing activity in the region, " Eric Grosse, Google's Vice President for Security Engineering. Phishing attacks are emails which appear official but instead lead users to websites where they are encouraged to reveal data including usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Google said it has a policy to alert users to " state-sponsored attacks and other suspicious activity ," but did not identify the perpetrators be
KRBanker Malware Targeting Korean Financial Institutions

KRBanker Malware Targeting Korean Financial Institutions

Jun 02, 2013
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
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