Dancho Danchev

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community on a daily basis.ggMore details on Dancho Danchev's current and past professional affiliations, can be found in his LinkedIn profile. You can also follow him on Twitter

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RSA: Banking trojan uses social network as command and control server

RSA: Banking trojan uses social network as command and control server

RSA's FraudAction Research Lab is reporting that a crimeware targeting Brazilian banks, is using a popular social network as a command and control server. This isn't the first time that cybercriminals experiment with managed cloud platforms, or abuse of social networks for command and control purposes, and definitely not the last.

July 19, 2010 by

From Russia with (objective) spam stats

From Russia with (objective) spam stats

It's not every day that I get the chance to speak with a representative from the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC). Here are the key findings from their study, and the summary points based on my conversation with RAEC's head of PR, Dmitry Zakharov.

March 22, 2010 by

FEMA's PBX network hacked, over 400 calls made to the Middle East

FEMA's PBX network hacked, over 400 calls made to the Middle East

Someone's been chatting a lot during the weekend, but picking up FEMA's PBX network as their main carrier might not have been the smartest thing to do. Over 400 calls, lasting from three up to ten minutes were placed through their network, a breach made possible due to an insecurely configured Private Branch Exchange system :"A hacker broke into a Homeland Security Department telephone system over the weekend and racked up about $12,000 in calls to the Middle East and Asia.

August 20, 2008 by

Photobucket's DNS records hijacked by Turkish hacking group

Photobucket's DNS records hijacked by Turkish hacking group

Yesterday, Photobucket the world's most popular photo sharing site according to Hitwise had its DNS records hijacked to return a hacked page courtesy of the NetDevilz hacking group, a Turkish web site defacement group most widely known for its defacement of the adult video site Redtube earlier this year.

June 17, 2008 by

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