SecureWorks Uncovers New Sophisticated Fraud Attack
Every day criminals are finding new ways to commit acts of fraud and to steal information from consumers and financial institutions. After a three month investigation, SecureWorks uncovered a new method of cyber attack used by Russian criminals to tap into U.S. financial institutions.
The Russian cyber gang used sophisticated Zeus and Gozi Trojans to gain access into computer systems. The unique part of the crime was that the attackers then set up a Virtual Private Network connection to a remote server. The purpose was to easily access the systems to continually steal information and use it to counterfeit checks.
A woman contacted the organization to report that she was trying to be recruited to be a money mule.
The criminals would gain access to job boards and would send spear fishing e-mails to recruit job seekers as mules.