Nigerian Scammers Infect Themselves With Own Malware, Revealing New "Wire-Wire" Fraud Scheme

From IEEE Spectrum

A pair of security researchers recently uncovered a Nigerian scammer ring that they say operates a new kind of attack called “wire-wire” after a few of its members accidentally infected themselves with their own malware. Over the past several months, they’ve watched from a virtual front row seat as members used this technique to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from small and medium-size businesses worldwide.  

“We've gotten unprecedented insight into the very nitty-gritty mechanics of their entire operation,” says James Bettke, a researcher at SecureWorks, a subsidiary of Dell focused on cybersecurity.

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