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Phishing Trojan nets scammers $437,000 in three weeks

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#1 Andrew


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Posted 04 October 2009 - 12:17 AM

Security vendor Finjan said that the criminals used a piece of financial malware to infect users and steal account details without being caught by bank security systems.

The attackers used a combination of phishing sites and exploit attacks to dupe users into downloading a piece of malware known as Zeus.

Once installed, the Trojan covertly dialled into a command server operated by the group. The server then directed the Trojan to gather account details and transfer funds to a third-party account and create a forged bank statement.

As a result of the campaign, Finjan estimated that the cyber criminals were able to steal roughly €300,000 in just 22 days.


Informational Edit: 300,000 Euros = 437,670 U.S. dollars as of the time stamp of this post. ~ Animal

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 07:14 AM

And here is more from ZEUS

World's nastiest trojan fools AV software

Criminals are waging a nasty online campaign right now, hoping that their victims' fears of the tax collecter will lead them to inadvertently install malicious software.

And the ever changing Zeus bot malcode is the problem there.

About av detection:

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