BILLION-DOLLAR HACKER GANG NOW USING GOOGLE SERVICES TO CONTROL ITS BANKING MALWARE
January 24, 2017
Seid Yassin (370 articles)
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BILLION-DOLLAR HACKER GANG NOW USING GOOGLE SERVICES TO CONTROL ITS BANKING MALWARE

Carbanak – One of the most successful cybercriminal gangs ever that’s known for the theft of one billion dollars from over 100 banks across 30 countries back in 2015 – is back with a BANG!

The Carbanak cyber gang has been found abusing various Google services to issue command and control (C&C) communications for monitoring and controlling the machines of unsuspecting malware victims.

Forcepoint Security Labs researchers said Tuesday that while investigating an active exploit sent in phishing messages as an RTF attachment, they discovered that the Carbanak group has been hiding in plain site by using Google services for command and control.

“The Carbanak actors continue to look for stealth techniques to evade detection,” Forcepoint’s senior security researcher Nicholas Griffin said in a blog post. “Using Google as an independent C&C channel is likely to be more successful than using newly created domains or domains with no reputation.”

Source | headleaks