Online Banking Heists

Published: 2012-06-27
Last Updated: 2012-06-27 23:26:07 UTC
by Swa Frantzen (Version: 1)
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A few days ago I wrote about a few arrests in Belgium in relation to online banking fraud. In the mean time more has surfaced around the globe and the scope of the attacks seem to be much broader than what we knew at the time.

The media are confusing the technically inclined among us, so going back to the source is quite useful: McAfee and Guardian Analytics have published a white paper on these attacks.

Swa Frantzen -- Section 66

Keywords: bank malware
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What's up with port 79 ?

Published: 2012-06-27
Last Updated: 2012-06-27 13:42:43 UTC
by Daniel Wesemann (Version: 2)
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ISC reader Yew Chuan reports that he is seeing a steady increase in probes to tcp/79 ("finger"). Our own DShield sensors confirm this observation, as is visible on the image below. It's been a while since we last had exploit attempts on tcp/79, and hardly anybody is using/running "finger" anymore these days. So .. what's up? Anyone got packets?

Update 1330 UTC:  Scanning for tcp/79 has been seen by many ISC readers, and most say the IP blocks it originated from are in China and Taiwan. No packets yet - looks like everyone has tcp/79 blocked, and only recorded the initial "SYN".



Keywords: probe scanning
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