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24-year-old Russian Hacker and Developer of SpyEye Banking Trojan pleads guilty

24-year-old Russian Hacker and Developer of SpyEye Banking Trojan pleads guilty

January 29, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A Russian man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a federal court in Atlanta on Tuesday for developing and distributing a malicious banking malware ' SpyEye ' that infected more than 1.4 million computers worldwide since 2009. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin , a 24 year old programmer, also known as Gribodemon and Harderman , was the main author of ‘ SpyEye ’, a sophisticated malware designed to steal people’s identities and financial information, including online banking credentials, credit card information, user names, passwords and PINs from their bank accounts without their knowledge. The SpyEye secretly infects the victim’s computer and gives the remote control to the cybercriminals who remotely access the infected computer through command and control servers and steal victims’ personal and financial information through a variety of techniques, including web injects, keystroke loggers, and credit card grabbers without authorization. Between 2009 and
Vulnerability Discovered in SpyEye Botnet, Exploit Available for Download

Vulnerability Discovered in SpyEye Botnet, Exploit Available for Download

September 17, 2011Mohit Kumar
Vulnerability Discovered in SpyEye Botnet , Exploit Available for Download Blind SQL injection Vulnerability Discovered in SpyEye Botnet by S4(uR4 ( r00tw0rm.com ) Exploit : Vulnn type : Blind SQL injection vuln script : frm_cards_edit.php Affected version : ALL May use any botnet from : https://spyeyetracker.abuse.ch/monitor.php What is SpyEye ? W32/SpyEye Aliases :  This is a list of aliases for the variant of SpyEye discovered in early February 2011 that has been actively targeting Norwegian banking websites: Trojan-Spy.Win32.SpyEyes.evg (Kaspersky) PWS-Spyeye.m (McAfee) Trojan:Win32/EyeStye.H (Microsoft) A variant of Win32/Spy.SpyEye.CA (NOD32) W32/Malware.QOOC (Norman) Trojan.Zbot (Symantec) Mal_Xed-24 (Trend Micro) Brief overview SpyEye is a trojan with backdoor capabilities that attempts to steal sensitive information related to online banking and credit card transactions from an infected machine. SpyEye is sold via its author in an easy to configure kit
Creators of  SpyEye Virus Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

Creators of SpyEye Virus Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

April 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Two International hackers, Aleksandr Andreevich Panin and Hamza Bendelladj, have been sentenced to a combined 24 years and 6 months in prison for their roles in developing and distributing SpyEye banking trojan, a powerful botnet similar to the infamous ZeuS malware. Both hackers were charged with stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from banking institutions worldwide. Masterminds behind the development and distribution of the infamous " SpyEye " botnet have finally been sentenced to a combined total of 24 years and 6 months in prison. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin and Hamza Bendelladj have been sentenced for their roles in developing and distributing SpyEye malware that is said to have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to the financial sector, the U.S. Justice Department said  on Wednesday. SpyEye, a successor to the notorious Zeus banking malware , has affected financial institutions since 2009. Once infected, the malware connects t
Tilon/SpyEye2 Banking Trojan Usage Declining after SpyEye Author Arrest

Tilon/SpyEye2 Banking Trojan Usage Declining after SpyEye Author Arrest

February 27, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Today, when we come across various malware, exploit kits and botnets that are in the wild, we think about an effective Antivirus solution or a Security Patch, but the most effective solution is always " The arrest of malware authors and culprits who are involved in the development of Malware. " Tilon has been an active malware family that was spotted first time in 2012, was specially designed to filch money from online bank accounts, that earlier various researchers found to be the new version of Silon , is none other than the SpyEye2 banking Trojan , according to researchers at security firm  Delft Fox-IT . Tilon  a.k.a  SpyEye2 is the sophisticated version of SpyEye Trojan . Majority functional part of the malware is same as of the SpyEye banking Trojan that was developed by a 24-year-old Russian hacker ' Aleksandr Andreevich Panin ' or also known as  Gribodemon , who was arrested in July 2013. ‘ SpyEye ’, infected more than 1.4 million Computers
SpyEye Trojan stole $3.2 million from US victims,Android users will be next target !

SpyEye Trojan stole $3.2 million from US victims,Android users will be next target !

September 16, 2011Mohit Kumar
SpyEye Trojan stole $3.2 million from US victims, Android users will be next target ! A Russian cybergang headed by a mysterious ringleader called ‘Soldier’ were able to steal $3.2 million (£2 million) from US citizens earlier this year using the SpyEye-Zeus data-stealing Trojan, security company Trend Micro has reported and Trusteer reports that an Android variant of Spitmo (SpyEye for mobile) has been discovered. The methodology sounds familiar for those familiar with ZeuS Mitmo and SpyEye Spitmo: infected computers inject a message into targeted netbanks prompting their customers to install software on their phones. Once Spitmo is installed, the SpyEye attacker is able to monitor incoming SMS and to steal MTAN authentication messages. " His botnet was able to compromise approximately 25,394 systems between April 19, 2011 and June 29, 2011. And while nearly all of the victims were located in the US, there were a handful of victims spread across another 90 countries ,"
SpyEye 1.3.45 Download - Loader source code

SpyEye 1.3.45 Download - Loader source code

August 11, 2011Mohit Kumar
SpyEye 1.3.45 Download - Loader source code A new fresh and sophisticated web-based bot named SpyEye is around in the markets and looks like to be the possible successor of the famous Zeus Trojan due to its very interesting features, with the main objective to steal bank accounts, credit cards, ftp accounts and other sensitive data from the victim’s computer. SpyEye was written in C++ and the size of the compiled binary is of 60 KB, the operating systems supported are from Windows 2000 to the recent Windows 7, it works in ring3 mode (same as Zeus Trojan). It is sold as undetected from most Antivirus Software and it is invisible from the task managers and other user-mode applications, it hides the files from the regular explorer searches and it hides also its registry keys. Snorre Fagerland, Senior Virus Analyst at Norman, briefly explains what the SpyEye online banking trojan is and what you need to be on the lookout for when banking online. SpyEye is actually sold by its au
Algerian Hacker linked to SpyEye virus extradited to US

Algerian Hacker linked to SpyEye virus extradited to US

May 04, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Algerian hacker linked with the SpyEye computer virus, designed to steal financial and personal information was extradited by Thailand to the United States to face charges that he hijacked customer accounts at more than 200 banks and financial institutions and have been used to steal more than $100 million in the last five years. A SpyEye allowed cybercriminals to alter the display of Web pages in the victims' browsers as a way to trick them into turning over personal financial information. The virus only impacts PCs and not Macintosh operating systems. A report issued last year by security firms McAfee said that about a dozen cybercrime groups have been using variants of Zeus and SpyEye, which automate the process of transferring money from bank accounts. The stolen funds are transferred to prepaid debit cards or into accounts controlled by money mules, allowing the mules to withdraw the money and wire it to the attackers. Hamza Bendelladj , also known as
Trojan & Botnet Activities Increased in February-March !

Trojan & Botnet Activities Increased in February-March !

March 05, 2011Mohit Kumar
Trojans were the most prolific malware threat in February-March, and collaboration seems to be the name of the game in malware development and distribution. Trojan-based attacks continue to be the biggest malware threat in February, but PDF exploits aren’t far behind, according to several security reports. About 1 in 290 e-mails in February were malicious, making the month one of the most prolific periods for the threats, according to Symantec’s February 2011 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. The global ratio of spam in e-mail traffic was 81.3 percent, an increase of 2.7 percent since January, the report found. The recent decline in spam appears to have reversed for the time being, according to the report. There was a lot of botnet activity in February, and the perpetrators appeared to be working together to some extent to distribute Trojans, according to Symantec. There were signs of integration across Zeus, Bredolab and SpyEye, as techniques associated with one malware family w
Europol Arrests Gang Behind Zeus And SpyEye Banking Malware

Europol Arrests Gang Behind Zeus And SpyEye Banking Malware

June 27, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The Law enforcement agencies from six different European countries have taken down a major Ukrainian-based cyber criminals gang suspected of developing, distributing and deploying Zeus and SpyEye banking malware . According to the report on the official website of Europol, authorities have arrested five suspects between June 18 and 19. All the five suspects are the members of an alleged gang that has been accused of infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide with malware and banking Trojans. The alleged cybercriminal group distributed and used Zeus and SpyEye malware to steal money from several major banks in Europe and outside. The gang constantly modified its malware Trojans to defeat the security protocols of banks and used " mule networks " to launder money. "On the underground digital forums, they actively traded stolen credentials, compromised bank account information and malware," Europol said in a statement on Thursday, "
Mirage Anti-Bot 2.0 : Protection against ZeuS, SpyEye Malwares

Mirage Anti-Bot 2.0 : Protection against ZeuS, SpyEye Malwares

February 22, 2012Mohit Kumar
Mirage Anti-Bot 2.0 : Protection against ZeuS, SpyEye Malwares Jean-Pierre aka DarkCoderSc and Fred De Vries Develop and Release the second version of Another great security tool named " Mirage Anti-Bot 2.0 ". Zeus and SpyEye were the two main families of botnet software. These types of malware are spread mainly through drive-by downloads and phishing schemes. They are so-called Trojan horses which are designed to steal credentials from various online services like social networks (such as Facebook, Hi5, Yahoo, Netlog), online banking accounts (phising), ftp-accounts, email-accounts and other. They are part of botnets that are estimated to include millions of compromized computers. Because your antivirus program is not always giving you enough protection against these types of malware, so Experts at http://unremote.org/  create this program for you, that can be used as an extra layer of security. Mirage Anti-Bot will be downloading and installing one or more blocklists
Variant of Zeusbot/Spyeye Botnet uses p2p network model

Variant of Zeusbot/Spyeye Botnet uses p2p network model

February 23, 2012Mohit Kumar
Variant of Zeusbot/Spyeye Botnet uses p2p network model Cybercriminals are using a modified version of the Zeusbot/Spyeye, which is using a peer-to-peer (P2P) network architecture, rather than a simple bot to command-and-control (C&C) server system, making the botnet much harder to take down, Symantec warned. ZeuS is very popular in the cybercriminal world because it's capable of stealing a wide variety of information, documents and login credentials from infected systems. For many years it was the weapon of choice for most fraudsters targeting online banking systems.The Trojan's source code was published on Internet underground forums last year, paving the way for many third-party modifications and improvements. Previously, P2P was used to communicate between bots any change in the C&C server's URL. Other techniques have also been used, such as programmatically determining the URLs to be used on particular dates in the event that a bot loses contact completely
Symantec discovered Android Malware Toolkit named Dendroid

Symantec discovered Android Malware Toolkit named Dendroid

March 06, 2014Wang Wei
Android platform is becoming vulnerable day by day and hackers always try to manipulate android by applying novel techniques. In this regard, Symantec researchers have found a new android malware toolkit named “ Dendroid ”. Previously Symantec found an Android Remote admin tool named AndroRAT is believed to be the first malware APK binder. However, Dendroid runs on HTTP with many malicious features. Dendroid toolkit is able to generate a malicious apk file that offers amazing features like: Can delete call logs Open web pages Dial any number Record calls SMS intercepting Upload images, video Open an application Able to perform DoS attack Can change the command and control server The author of Dendroid also offers 24/7 customer support for this RAT and Android users can buy this toolkit at $300 by paying Bitcoin , Lifecoin. Experts at Symantec said that Dendroid has some connection with the previous AndroRAT toolkit . Dendroid being an HTTP RAT offers PHP
New Pushdo Malware Hacks 11,000 Computers in Just 24 Hours

New Pushdo Malware Hacks 11,000 Computers in Just 24 Hours

July 17, 2014Mohit Kumar
One of the oldest active malware families, Pushdo, is again making its way onto the Internet and has recently infected more than 11,000 computers in just 24 hours. Pushdo, a multipurpose Trojan, is primarily known for delivering financial malware such as ZeuS and SpyEye onto infected computers or to deliver spam campaigns through a commonly associated components called Cutwail that are frequently installed on compromised PCs. Pushdo was first seen over 7 years ago and was a very prolific virus in 2007. Now, a new variant of the malware is being updated to leverage a new domain-generation algorithm (DGA) as a fallback mechanism to its normal command-and-control (C&C) communication methods. DGAs are used to dynamically generating a list of domain names based on an algorithm and only making one live at a time, blocking on ‘seen’ Command & Control domain names becomes nearly impossible. With the help of a DGA, cyber criminals could have a series of advantages
More than 1,400 Financial institutions in 88 Countries targeted by Banking Trojan in 2013

More than 1,400 Financial institutions in 88 Countries targeted by Banking Trojan in 2013

December 22, 2013Swati Khandelwal
As the year draws to a close, we have seen the number of emerging threats like advance phishing attacks from the Syrian Electronic Army , financial malware and exploit kits, Cryptolocker ransomware infections, massive  Bitcoin theft, extensive privacy breach from NSA and many more. The financial malware's were the most popular threat this year. Money is always a perfect motivation for attackers and cyber criminals who are continually targeting financial institutions. On Tuesday, Antivirus firm Symantec has released a Threat report, called “ The State of Financial Trojans: 2013 ”, which revealed that over 1,400 financial institutions have been targeted and compromised millions of computers around the globe and the most targeted banks are in the US with 71.5% of all analyzed Trojans. Financial institutions have been fighting against malware for the last ten years to protect their customers and online transactions from threat. Over the time the attackers adapted to these counter
Hesperbot - A New Banking Trojan that can create hidden VNC server on infected systems

Hesperbot - A New Banking Trojan that can create hidden VNC server on infected systems

September 05, 2013Mohit Kumar
Security firm ESET has discovered  a new and effective banking trojan , targeting online banking users and designed to beat the mobile multi-factor authentication systems. Hesperbot detected as Win32/Spy.Hesperbot is very identical to the infamous Zeus and SpyEye Banking Malwares and infects users in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Trojan has functionalities such as keystroke logging , creation of screenshots and video capture, and setting up a remote proxy. The attackers aim to obtain login credentials giving them access to the victim’s bank account and getting them to install a mobile component of the malware on their Symbian, Blackberry or Android phone. Some other advanced tricks are also included in this banking Trojan, such as creating a hidden VNC server on the infected system and can do network traffic interception with HTML injection capabilities. So far, the Trojan hasn't spread too far. The campaign was first detec
Fraud-as-a-Service of Zeus Malware advertised on social network

Fraud-as-a-Service of Zeus Malware advertised on social network

April 28, 2013Anonymous
Cyber crime enterprise is showing a growing interest in monetization of botnets , the most targeted sector in recent months is banking. One of most active malware that still menaces Banking sector is the popular Zeus . Zeus is one of the oldest, it is active since 2007, and most prolific malware that changed over time according numerous demands of the black-market. Recently, Underground forums are exploded the offer of malicious codes, hacking services and bullet proof hosting to organize a large scale fraud. Cyber criminals are selling kits at reasonable prices or entire botnets for renting, sometimes completing the offer with information to use during the attacks. The model described, known also as a Fraud-as-a-Service , is winning, malicious code such as Zeus, SpyEye , Ice IX, or even Citadel have benefited of the same sales model, cyber criminals with few hundred dollars are able to design their criminal operation. Since now the sales model and the actor invol
Russian underground vSkimmer Botnet targeting payment world

Russian underground vSkimmer Botnet targeting payment world

March 28, 2013Anonymous
A new botnet emerged from underground and is menacing payment world, the cyber threat dubbed vSkimmer come from Russia according revelation of McAfee security firm .  The security expert Chintan Shah wrote on a blog post that during monitoring of Russian underground forum found a discussion about a Trojan for sale that can steal credit card information from Windows PC for financial transactions and credit card payments.  vSkimmer agent is able to detect card readers on the victim’s machine and gather all the information from the Windows machines sending it to a remote control server encrypting it (Base64). The malware collects the following information from the infected machine and sends it to the control server: Machine GUID from the Registry Locale info Username Hostname OS version The vSkimmer malware indicated as the successor of the popular Dexter, a financial malware that targeted Point-of-Sale systems to grab card data as it transmitted during sales flow. Dexter
Russian Hackers Behind Gozi Malware charged for Infecting Millions users

Russian Hackers Behind Gozi Malware charged for Infecting Millions users

January 26, 2013Mohit Kumar
The mastermind Russian Hackers who coded and distributed the Gozi malware,  Nikita Vladimirovich Kuzmin , 25 was charged along with Deniss Calovskis, 27, and Mihai Ionut Paunescu, 28 for infecting more than a million computers worldwide in order to steal banking and other credentials from tens of thousands of victims. They may face a maximum penalty of 95, 60 and 67 years in prison, respectively. Kuzmin allegedly created the Gozi program in 2005, hiring a programmer to write the source code and then leasing it to other criminal customers. According to latest reports , Nikita has agreed to cooperate with the United States. As potential evidence, the feds have been able to retrieve 51 servers in Romania as well as laptops, desktops and external hard drives. The data seized amounts to 250 terabytes. Paunescu, a Romanian national who went by the name “ Virus ” operated a bulletproof hosting service that provided criminal customers with servers and IP addresses from which to s
Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability with modified Blackhole Exploit-Kit

Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability with modified Blackhole Exploit-Kit

November 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
Group-IB , a Russian cybercrime investigation company has discovered a zero-day vulnerability, affects Adobe Reader X and Adobe Reader XI. The vulnerability is also included in new modified version of Blackhole Exploit-Kit , which is used for the distributing the banking Trojans (Zeus, Spyeye, Carberp, Citadel) with the help of exploitation different vulnerabilities in client-side software. The particular exploit is available in underground forums for as much as $50,000 and bug is dangerous because it permits cybercriminals to run arbitrary shellcode by bypassing the sandbox feature integrated into the more recent versions of Adobe Reader. For now this flaw is distributed only in only small circles of the underground but it has the potential for much larger post-exploitation methods. The exploit is limited to  Microsoft Windows installations of Adobe Reader and it can’t be fully executed until the user closes his Web browser (or Reader). Adobe representatives said that
Airport VPN hacked using Citadel malware

Airport VPN hacked using Citadel malware

August 16, 2012Mohit Kumar
It sounds like an air traveler’s nightmare, Researchers at Trusteer recently uncovered a variant of the Citadel Trojan targeting the virtual private network (VPN) credentials used by employees at a major airport.The firm would not disclose the name of the airport because the situation is being investigated by law enforcement. Many businesses use VPNs to provide outside workers with access to secure data. Incursions on these networks often involve advanced “Man in the Browser” malware such as the Citadel, Zeus, and SpyEye programs. The man-in-the-browser (MITB) assault first used form-grabbing malware, which steals data entered into web forms before it is passed over the internet, to steal the airport employees' VPN usernames and passwords, Amit Klein, Trusteer's chief technology officer, said in a blog post. “This was potentially very dangerous, but we don’t know whether the attacker group was targeting the financial system of the airport for economic gain or if the attack wa
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