Jaff Ransomware are involved in black market transactions, selling private sensitive information – Penetration Testing

According to foreign media reported on June 3, Heimdal Security security researchers have recently discovered that hackers are using extortion software Jaff new variants to share back-end infrastructure and sell burglary credit card data and bank account information in the black market, which mainly includes account balance, location and additional e-mail address and other private data.

Blackmail software Jaff has recently been found to involve some of the large-scale phishing e-mail campaigns that use macro tags that contain PDF attachments and embedded Microsoft Word documents to spread macro viruses. Once the user downloads the attachment and clicks the link, the malware will automatically steal the user’s important information after activation.

Internet black market for the sale of private account information mostly distributed in the United States, Germany, France and Spain and other regions, the price from 1 US dollars to several bits of currency, depending on the value of the account itself. Security experts say that the risk of extortion software attacks far more than encrypted user data. Hackers in the wantonly collection of victims of private information at the same time through the theft of credit card data to seek high return on profits.

It is reported that hackers are through a server located in St. Petersburg (Russia) (IP address 5 [.] 101 [.] 85 [.] 85) for global users to carry out extortion software attacks. Such cases are not only one case, criminal organizations often to maximize the return on profits to improve business operations, to carry out diversified attacks.

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