Sphinx: New Zeus Variant for Sale on the Black Market

Republished from the now defunct Norse Corporation blog: May 2015.

The 0Day marketplace was a busy beaver this weekend. I’ve been waiting and watching Sphinx for the past 10 days to see if the 0Day admin would verify this new threat:

Sphinx

New Zeus Variant

On Sunday evening, Sphinx, a new variant of the Zeus banking trojan was admin-verified. Sphinx is coded in C++ and based on ZeuS source code and operates fully through the Tor network using a Tor hidden service...

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Down the Darknet Rabbit Hole Again

Darknet rabbit hole

Author note: This originally appeared at the defunct Norse Darkmatters blog during the summer of 2015: Exploring the Dark Recesses of the Deepweb (with minor edits).

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Darknet Rabbit Hole

I’ve been back down the rabbit hole, into the Darknet again and it’s been a hell of a hostile and discordant excursion this time. For those of us who are merely researching the cybercriminal ecosystem, it can become an extremely precarious place to visit sometimes.

I’ve had noxious miscreants jabbering...

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Exploring the Dark Recesses of the Deepweb

Deepweb

Author note: This originally appeared at the defunct Norse Darkmatters blog during the summer of 2015: Exploring the Dark Recesses of the Deepweb (with minor edits).

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Deepweb, Darknet, Darkweb – It’s Deep…

This is my ongoing saga (down the Deepweb rabbit hole) as I journey into the depths of the shadowy underbelly of the underground cybercrime ecosystem. While the black markets are expanding, forums are also evolving.

In Part 1 I questioned deviant mindsets, poked the Onion-pastebin,...

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Darknet Underground Meanderings

Darknet underground

Author note: This originally appeared at the defunct Norse Darkmatters blog during the summer of 2015: Meandering Through the Darknet Underground (with minor edits).

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Darknet Underground

I’ve been meandering through the Darknet underground again, mainly peeking into hidden forums, marketplaces, the onion-pastebin, and the Evil search engine. Along the way, I’ve managed to stumble across a vast array of  premium vendors promoting “fresh” data for sale, amongst other illicit wares.

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