Adwind evolves to offer cyber criminals one-stop shop for malware

February 10, 2016

Via: InfoWorld
Nigerian cyber criminals are shifting away from traditional email-based scams and using malware to target bank accounts. One source of that malware comes from Adwind, the largest malware-as-a-service platform currently in operation, according to Kaspersky Lab researchers.

Kaspersky Lab researchers uncovered a website that operates as a malware marketplace, where anyone can create an account and purchase remote administration tools with advanced features, said Vitaly Kamluk, director of Global Research & Analysis Team in APAC at Kaspersky Lab. The website, JSocket, is well-designed and even has an accompanying YouTube channel showing customers how to use the software. Customers can sign up for an account and purchase one of the many subscription plans available to actually get the software.

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