Sunday, 12 April 2015

Beebone Malware: FBI Praises Cooperation With Dutch Cyber Cops

The FBI is proud to work with the High Tech Crime Team (THTC) of the Dutch police that this week along a botnet pulled off the air. It was a joint operation of the THTC, the FBI, Europol and various security companies was against the malware, which in the press releases of the various investigative services Beebone or AAEH was mentioned.

However, the malware also known as Vobfus and Changeup, Symantec, so let know . It is a worm that first appeared in 2009 and spread through the Autorun feature of Windows. A year later, the worm used the LNK vulnerability allowing the Stuxnet worm spread knew. There were also social engineering used by Changeup.

Working of Beebone Malware
On infected USB drives and network folders worm placed a copy of itself with the names Porn.exe, Sexy.exe, Passwords.exe and Secret.exe and created the executable files with the names of all existing files. These files have a folder icon, so it seemed like it was a folder. Since Windows file extensions by default does not show users could thereby unintentionally activate the malware.

Additional malware

Changeup active once installed all sorts of malware, including malware that tried Internet banking data and passwords to steal, as well as fake virus scanners and ransomware, according to the FBI. The US investigation service went to court with a request to take up 100 domain names that use the botnet to communicate with infected computers. Something the judge gave permission. Then the investigative services were these domains to the servers of Internet providers and Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) of views on the world.

"Botnets as Beebone have made ​​all over the world victims, which shows why a joint approach to global investigative services with the private sector is so important. The FBI is proud to cooperate in the fight against botnets with our partners in the European Cybercrime Centre of Europol, the Joint Action Cybercrime Task Force (J-CAT) and the Dutch High Tech Crime Team, " said FBI Assistant Director Joseph Demarest.

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