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a leader in secure web gateway products, today announced that its Finjan SecureBrowsing has uncovered a growing number of specific cases of crimeware toolkits (malicious code software packages) used by criminals in August.
These stolen credentials enable criminals to compromise servers and automatically inject crimeware to infect users visiting them.
The Finjan report also discusses the prevalence of web attacks employing highly sophisticated Trojan, keylogger, and rootkit crimeware that targets financial institutions.
Among the presentations slated for next week are "The Underground Economy of Fake Antivirus Software" and "Cybercrime Rigs for Silent Running," a review of targeted crimeware and social engineering attacks focusing deep inside corporations large and small.
The prevalence of improved DIY crimeware construction kits and associated exploit packs is visible in the makeup of the results for the first half of 2011; with 8 out of the top 10 largest botnets utilizing popular "off-the-shelf" construction kits.
Worryingly the Crimeware is spread by legitimate websites that have themselves been infected by toolkits that have embedded an iframe placed on the main page of the referring site, which points to the malicious code.
Finjan's Web Security Survey Confirms the Cybercrime Threat of Data-Stealing Crimeware to Organizations as a Major Business Risk
Real-time crimeware filtering is a critical component of a Secure Web Gateway as the internet and Web have become major infection channels.
24 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced a comprehensive initiative to protect portable and mobile media from viruses, worms, trojans, botnets, crimeware and other malware threats.
As well as protecting its corporate network and data, Lotto Sport Italia is also minimizing loss of productivity due to Crimeware attacks.
Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) detected a Crimeserver which was used as a command and control for the Crimeware that was executed on infected PCs.
Malicious actors using the Zeus crimeware kit have been responsible for several recent high-profile cybersecurity breaches of Fortune 500 firms.
Crimeware can--and probably does--arrive several times a day into your e-mail's inbox, and an unpatched computer can pick up a "drive-by" infection simply by visiting an infected site.
Criminal Cybergangs Embracing Crimeware Infection Approaches Over Social Engineering
According to the company, Norton Confidential provides consumers with a dual level of protection against fraudulent phishing web sites and eavesdropping crimeware.