Tag Archives: ecrime

Botnets and Reputation Ranking at APWG in San Francisco 2013-09-17

On the agenda for APWG eCrime Tuesday 17 September 2013 in San Francisco:

Birds of a Feather (BOF)
Botnet Data Exchange for Botnet Node Remediation and Network Reputation Ranking
–Pat Cain, APWG
–John S. Quarterman, Quarterman Creations

I’ll be talking about SpamRankings.net among other reputational rankings.

APWG PR of 29 August 2013 says:

Global cybercrime-fighting association APWG is hosting its eCrime 2013 members meeting and research conference in San Francisco next month to launch its second decade of leading the global engagement with cybercrime, assembling commercial leaders from multinational technology and financial services companies, government and law enforcement agencies and industrial and academic researchers from around the world to update the global agenda for the long-term containment of the cybercrime scourge.
This is the tenth year of APWG, and the seventh year of the eCrime Researchers Summit.

I presented at Continue reading

Spam worming up rapidly –McAfee

Email and spam volume McAfee PR of today, McAfee Quarterly Threat Report Sees Social Media Worm Resurgence as Spam Rises Dramatically: Targeted Attacks Continue Rise; “Pump and Dump” Returns with Record Stock Market Highs

McAfee Labs today released the McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2013, which reported a significant spike in instances of the Koobface social networking worm and a dramatic increase in spam. McAfee Labs also saw continued increases in the number and complexity of targeted threats, including information-gathering Trojans and threats targeting systems’ master boot records (MBRs).

McAfee Labs found almost three times as many samples of Koobface as were seen in Continue reading

You can help Stop-eCrime

Stop-eCrime aims to reduce electronic crime by increasing transparency of information and communications technologies.

Born out of 2010 meetings organized by the Anti-Phishing Working Group and the IEEE Standards Association, Stop-eCrime has already been working on ecrime event data exchange standards and protocols, as well as operational protocols for dealing with computers compromised by ecrime.

Now Stop-eCrime wants you to help tie these technical and operational levels together into an ecrime detection and response system coordinated among the public, business, academia, and government. There’s plenty of work to be done on technical standards and operational protocols (such as glossaries, metrics, and monetary effects), plus Stop-eCrime needs educational materials and marketing to explain incentives for everyone to participate in reducing ecrime.

Here are the details.

If you want to help, or if you have questions, contact:

Chair: Paul Laudanski <paul@laudanski.com>


APWG Atlanta Buckhead

apwgfall08.jpg Five years of the Anti-Phishing Working Group! Dave Jevans gave a retrospective, followed by country reports:

Japan: Pretending to be grandchild to get bank account transfer is popular. ATM scams are the most lucrative.

Russia: Second biggest global source of spam. Ecrime economy is ten times the si ze of the anti-ecrime industry, and that’s a problem.

Brazil: Most phishing is done locally. Is all organized crime.

I don’t want to go into too much detail, even though the bad guys don’t seem to need any help. APWG continues to climb the ecrimeware curve, catching up with th e miscreants.