VB2018 paper: Inside Formbook infostealer

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Jan 25, 2019

The Formbook information-stealing trojan has been spread by a number of recent spam campaigns. The malware was advertised in hacking forums as long ago as January 2016, but wasn't written about until an Arbor Networks blog post in September 2017.

The malware is a 'form-grabber', which means it intercepts data entered in website forms, regardless of the entry method, and can thus steal information even if a virtual keyboard or autofill are used.

At VB2018 in Montreal, Gabriela Nicolao, a researcher from Deloitte in Argentina, presented a short paper in which she looked at Formbook's background and history and analysed a sample of the malware. Formbook may not be APT-grade malware, but its continuing spread means it can still be effective.

You can read Gabriela's paper in both HTML and PDF format.

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