Paunch, the creator of the infamous Blackhole exploit kit, is being prosecuted along with 12 other individuals involved in a Russia-based cybercrime ring, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed (via Google Translate).
Users of Silverlight, Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash, are in danger of having malware installed on their computers and being none the wiser, as an exploit for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2013-0634) in the app framework has been added to the Angler exploit kit.
This year, cybersecurity took center stage with nation-state attacks, numerous high-profile data breaches and prominent cybercriminal arrests.
Some malware peddlers might be moving on from using the Blackhole exploit kit to deliver malicious code, but others are still not ready to give up on it, as proven by a spam campaign recently spotted by Trend Micro.
After having discovered a new IE zero-day exploit being actively used in the wild, FireEye researchers have revealed that the watering hole attack is more than likely mounted by the same Chinese hacker group that orchestrated Operation DeputyDog and the attack on Bit9.
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