Financial data stealing Malware now on Amazon Web Services Cloud

Dmitry Bestuzhev of Kaspersky writes:

There were some recent comments about Amazon Cloud as a platform for successful attacks on Sony… Well, today I found that Amazon Web services (Cloud) now is being used to spread financial data stealers.

The evidence indicates that the criminals behind the attack are from Brazil and they used several previously registered accounts to launch the infection. Unfortunately after my formal complaints to Amazon, and waiting more than 12 hours, all malicious links are still on-line and active! It’s worth mentioning that more and more criminals use legitimate cloud services for malicious purposes. In most cases, they successfully abuse them.

  • Steal financial information from 9 Brazilian and 2 International Banks!
  • Steal Microsoft Live Messenger credentials.
  • Steal digital certificates used by eTokens in the system.
  • Steal information about the CPU, Volume hard drive number, PC name and so on (this information is being used by some Latin American banks during login sessions to the bank in order to authenticate customers)
  • Exfiltrate stolen data in two ways: via email to a cybercriminal’s Gmail account and via special php inserting data to a remote database.


via @dragosr

Does Amazon Web Services have a priority number/email address to contact to report these types of situations?

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