Deconstructing a Pump-and-Dump Spam Trojan

By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
Deconstructing a Pump-and-Dump Spam Trojan

The bot herder is hacking into smaller investment news Web sites and other e-businesses and downloading their user databases for targeted spam runs. In this image, we see the result of one such hack -- the MySQL database of an online shop appears to ha


SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart reverse-engineers a SpamThru Trojan and finds evidence of a well-heeled spam operation attempting to manipulate penny stocks. These images show the scammers at work.


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