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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.

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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
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/18/ze...ades_detection/

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.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/0925...y_am_2009-09-28

And the ever changing Zeus bot malcode is the problem there.
http://blog.threatexpert.com/2009/09/time-...s-almighty.html

About av detection:
http://www.trusteer.com/news-release-17




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