2Bredolab on the Rise
4Webwail Gets Busy
Webwail is well-adapted for the Web: Dynamic and flexible, it incorporates library updates and a scripting engine to receive/execute tasks and is capable of solving a CAPTCHA in less than 30 seconds. The bot will report back error conditions and send HTML code not handled properly to the server so the attackers can support changes on the fly. Command and control traffic is also encrypted.
5Hotmail Account to Go
6Flexibility Could Mean Future Problems
7CAPTCHA Cracking as a Service
Circumventing CAPTCHA protections is a business, but not one that always pays well for the people doing the grunt work. The wage advertised here is $0.60 to $0.80 for every 1,000 entered CAPTCHAs. By circumventing CAPTCHA tests, spammers can use free, Web-based e-mail services to send out their wares to lower the risk of them being blocked by a spam filter.