Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
'Asacub' Trojan Converted To Mobile Banking Weapon
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
RetiredUser
50%
50%
RetiredUser,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2016 | 4:47:59 PM
Static Frameworks for Long-term Trojans
I'll be cautious in the wording here, but more and more Trojans are being written using pluggable and extensible frameworks.  Perhaps it used to be that writing small Trojans regularly with different code signatures helped keep these guys from getting discovered by both people and software. But these days it makes sense to start small with a container program that can evolve.  One would rather see software that acts lie a Swiss Army knife than have one use only.

The question is, how will the authors of these malware programs incorporate defense into a program with a static framework, but that gets updated with new features and goals?  We shouldn't be left with a feeling of confidence that we can identify these programs more easily knowing the codebase will have some static elements to it.  In fact, this should be of concern as it is indicative of programming sophistication, long-term goals and commitment to the crimes being executed through the software.

 
gsatpathy
50%
50%
gsatpathy,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/22/2016 | 3:37:42 AM
best user practice?
What is the best user practice to avoid these Trojans ?

Article is very informative 


Commentary
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
Edge-DRsplash-11-edge-ask-the-experts
How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
News
New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: Zero Trust doesn't have to break your budget!
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-34812
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Use of hard-coded credentials vulnerability in php component in Synology Calendar before 2.4.0-0761 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34808
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability in cgi component in Synology Media Server before 1.8.3-2881 allows remote attackers to access intranet resources via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34809
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Improper neutralization of special elements used in a command ('Command Injection') vulnerability in task management component in Synology Download Station before 3.8.16-3566 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34810
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Improper privilege management vulnerability in cgi component in Synology Download Station before 3.8.16-3566 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
CVE-2021-34811
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-18
Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability in task management component in Synology Download Station before 3.8.16-3566 allows remote authenticated users to access intranet resources via unspecified vectors.