New Crime Toolkits Expected Shortly Targeting Brazilian Internauts
According to researchers from Trend Micro the security company, Internauts in Brazil, since some time, have been attacked with Bancos an information capturing Trojan, but a change is expected shortly as a post has been noticed across one hacker forum hosted in the country that's promoting a few hitherto unutilized crime kits.
Notably, according to Ranieri Romera, Senior Threat Researcher at Trend Micro, the forum is presenting different kits for sale such as Citadel 1.3.45, SpyEye 1.3.48, ZeuS 3, Sweet Orange attack toolkit 1.0, Neutrino attack toolkit, RedKit attack toolkit, Carberp (current edition) and CrimePack attack toolkit, inclusive of every relevant resource. Softpedia.com published this dated April 15, 2013.
It's further observed that the above crime kits' prices bear very attractive rates too. Thus, CrimePack and ZeuS, say, are priced merely $175 alternatively 350 Brazilian reals, while Carberp and SpyEye bear even lower prices.
Furthermore, phishing kits are also promoted to steal from well-known organizations, in particular, HSBC, Bank of America, SCI Liberty Reserve the payment processor of Costa Rica, and PayPal, with the toolkits bearing just $25 in cost.
Talking more about the above threats, Romera writes on the Internet that soon there can emerge a mixture of dual threats. In such a situation, the foremost assaults can be malevolent injections into the Web aiming attack on Brazilian banks. The other may be of two types: Bancos that'll partially utilize the code within the crime kits for capturing information; and botnets bought from foreign countries that'll utilize programs for countering security software deployed at Brazilian banks, Romera explains. Blog.trendmicro.com published this dated April 15, 2013.
Eventually, according to Romera, there'll be both Bancos and botnets, which will become stealthier as well as robust towards seizing money/data belonging to gullible Internauts. Moreover, active botnets may increasingly emerge in Brazil that may eventually diverge for developing versions which will particularly attack Brazilian end-users, he adds.
However, for eschewing problems arising from the above stated threats, Trend Micro recommends users to deploy and maintain up-to-date security software for their computers, while it's further suggested that they don't access websites doubted as having malware.
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