Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Criminal Network to Trade Botnets and Malware Uncovered

Dan Kaplan writes on SC Magazine US:

Researchers at a web security firm have discovered what they term the latest milestone in the evolving cybercriminal underground: a one-stop-shop for hackers.

Called Golden Cash, the network enables cybercrooks to buy and sell control of compromised computers, as well as trade tools for creating malware and controlling and collecting data from botnets. Also, the platform contains about 100,000 stolen FTP credentials for sale.

The discovery of the Russian-based platform, believed to be run by individuals related to the Russian Business Network (RBN), was noted in the second issue of Finjan's 2009 Cybercrime Intelligence Report.

More here.


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