Posts Tagged ‘botnets’

HackersIn the course of work botnets and bank trojans there is a collecting a large number of passwords.

Usually only registration data from financial services, such as online banking are interesting to malefactors. What to do with other information, not to vanish it. The known researcher in the field of IT safety Brian Krebs learned, how much sell passwords from usual sites, like online stores and social networks. It appears, on them too there is a certain demand. The normal price of such account in the retail market — two dollars. Some accounts from more rare and exotic services can be on sale more expensively, others — are cheaper.

From the computer of the ordinary user it is possible to take one hundred passwords for different sites, some tens from them can be suitable for sale. For example, an account in online store with history of purchases, an account in Facebook with a large number of friends, accounts of delivery services of and (for roguish schemes of the redirection of goods), etc. (more…)

McAfee logoIn the second quarter of 2012, the company’s specialists McAfee was found on 1.5 million more malware than in the first quarter of 2012, number of malicious programs has grown at a rate of approximately 100 thousand samples per day – such data is presented in the report on threats to McAfee. “This increase in the number of detected malware has not been seen for four years,” – the company said.

“Over the last quarter we have often found good examples of malware threatening ordinary consumers, businesses and critical infrastructure,” – said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs. – Some of the biggest attacks using malware in the second quarter of 2012 include Flashback, aimed at device Macintosh, and Flame, the object of which was the energy sector. This is a good illustration of the growing number of threats. ” (more…)