Advanced Online Banking Malware Emerges

Kara Reeder

According to Computerworld, a combination of two pieces of advanced online banking malware appears to be in circulation.


The malware has bits of both Zeus and SpyEye, says Aviv Raff, CTO and cofounder of Seculert. It has two versions of a control panel used for managing infected computers: one that looks like Zeus and one that resembles SpyEye. Raff says this is likely

because many of the criminals are used to the look-and-feel of the Zeus administration panel and will find it easier to migrate to the new version.

This new malware boasts some new features, notes the article, including one that allows attackers

to remotely connect to a victim's computer using the Remote Desktop Protocol, a Microsoft protocol that allows a remote user to access a computer using the normal Windows graphical interface rather than a command line.

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