Bulletproof TDS/Doorways/Pharma/Spam/Warez hosting service operates in the open since 2009


By Dancho Danchev

Operating in the open since 2009, a bulletproof hosting provider continues offering services for white, grey, and black projects, as they like to describe them, and has been directly contributing to the epidemic growth of cybercrime to the present day through its cybercriminal-friendly services.

From Traffic Distribution Systems (TDS), to doorways, pharmaceutical scams, spam domains and warez, the provider is also utilizing basic marketing concepts like, for instance, promotions through coupon codes in an attempt to attract more customers.

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Compromised FTP/SSH account privilege-escalating mass iFrame embedding platform released on the underground marketplace


By Dancho Danchev

Utilizing the very best in ‘malicious economies of scale’ concepts, cybercriminals have recently released a privilege-escalating Web-controlled mass iFrame embedding platform that’s not just relying on compromised FTP/SSH accounts, but also automatically gains root access on the affected servers in an attempt to target each and every site hosted there. Similar to the stealth Apache 2 module that we profiled back in November, 2012, this platform raises the stakes even higher, thanks to the automation, intuitive and easy to use interface, and virtually limitless possibilities for monetization of the hijacked traffic.

Let’s take an exclusive look inside the new platform, offer screenshots of the platform in action, discuss its key features, the pricing scheme, and discuss why its release is prone to cause widespread damage internationally, given the obvious adoption that’s beginning to take place.

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