AlphaBay, until recently the biggest drug bazaar in the Tor network, suddenly went dark in July. The latest reports seem to indicate that it was the result of a concerted action of the law enforcement authorities of several countries.
On 20 May 2013, the trial of Gottfrid Svartholm a.k.a. anakata, co-founder of TPB, commenced in Stockholm. Yet, he was not accused of any copyright infringement but of serious hackings. What he was accused of and how the police picked up his trail?
Recently, we had a chance to help a user who received a suspicious message. Unlike thousands of other Internet users, instead of clicking links indiscriminately, he followed his hunch and called us. It turned out that he had experienced an unknown type of attack.
In June and July of 2015, the thieves stole several hundred thousand zlotys (at least 100k EUR) from accounts of the bank customers. The affected customers had one thing in common – they had a phone in Play network (a Polish mobile operator) and received a series of text messages with codes to authorize non-commissioned transfers.
An international blackmail campaign took place yesterday. We are aware of a few club owners in big cities in Poland and Germany (and probably some other countries) who got the following messages: Continue reading “Blackmail, bitcoin and bomb threats for club owners”
As many banks use SMS 2FA for transfer authorization, malware authors are constantly looking for new opportunities to take over control of PC infection victims’ smartphones. We have identified a new attack scenario that involves both PC and mobile devices infection by leveraging trust people have in Google services. Continue reading “Banking trojan, Gmail webinject, SMS message and malicious APK – all in one attack scenario”