Criminals move Angler-exploitkit to Neutrino

Jun

13

2016

Security Researcher JuK of blog Malware do not need Coffee “finds that infections by the Angler-exploitkit a week ago last occurred. The Neutrino-kit, however, has gained popularity.

Angler exploitkit So writes JuK, for example, the SadClowns group now uses Neutrino instead of Angler. Other researchers see a migration of large Angler users to which exploitkit, as reports Softpedia. Besides Neutrinos are also RIG and Sundown alternatives for those users. The Neutrino kit infects victims especially with ransomware, largely the Tesla Crypt-replacement CryptXXX or Cerber.

JuK indicates that previously were periods in which the activity of exploit kits went down, for example, if the groups behind holidays or when there is a relocation of infrastructure. It seems, however, that this is not happening and that there is another reason behind the discontinued operation. The researcher indicates a possible connection with the recent arrest of fifty hackers in Russia.

As a result of the disappearance of Angler has Neutrino kit increase its prices, as the price per week doubled to $ 1500, converted 1330 euro. The same behavior was seen after the arrest of the author of the Black Hole exploitkit in 2013.

Exploit Kits use vulnerabilities to infect victims, for example in software like Flash and Silverlight. Nowadays, the payload in the kind of infections in the majority of cases ransomware. The latest development around Angler was noted last week by security firm FireEye, when the firm stated that it was able to bypass Windows security EMET on systems running Windows 7. Angler is seen as the largest and most advanced exploitkit.

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