Blackhole

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BlackHole is a variant of a Windows Trojan known as DarkComet, which falls under the category of malware. Malware, short for malicious software, is a harmful program designed to infiltrate and damage computer systems or devices. It often enters systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites without user awareness. Once inside, malware can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom. This specific strain of malware, BlackHole, was used by cybercriminals in conjunction with other notorious malware like Zeus, SpyEye, and Citadel to build botnets and pilfer banking credentials. The BlackHole exploit kit was an integral part of this operation, providing the tools necessary for these nefarious activities. The clients behind these attacks were primarily crooks who exploited these malware to compromise networks, degrade their performance by dropping packets, and ultimately steal sensitive data. The era of BlackHole, along with other infamous malware like Angler, Nuclear, Fallout, Phoenix, Neutrino, and Fiesta, seems to have reached its peak and is now considered part of the past in the cybersecurity landscape. Despite this, the legacy of these malware serves as a reminder of the potential threats that exist in the digital world, reinforcing the importance of robust security measures and constant vigilance against new and evolving cyber threats.
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Zeus is a Trojan Horse malware, infamous for its ability to exploit and damage computer systems. It was created by Evgeniy Bogachev and gained notoriety for its ability to infiltrate systems via suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside, Zeus can steal per
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CERT-EU
5 months ago
Search | arXiv e-print repository
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Meet Ika & Sal: The Bulletproof Hosting Duo from Hell
CERT-EU
10 months ago
All the Mac malware we know about
Krebs on Security
5 months ago
Meet Ika & Sal: The Bulletproof Hosting Duo from Hell
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Meet Ika & Sal: The Bulletproof Hosting Duo from Hell – GIXtools
CERT-EU
3 months ago
SORRY FOR PARTY HACKING – The Oxford Student | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
5 months ago
The Bulletproof Hosting Duo from Hell – Krebs on Security | #cybercrime | #infosec | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Patch Against Exploit Kits. Understanding How Threat Actors Target Your Defenses