February 19, 2014

Zeus banking Trojan is back with another variant, ZeusVM

NOTORIOUS BANKING TROJAN Zeus is back in another variant, security firm Malwarebytes has warned.

Dubbed ZeusVM, the modded version of the infamous Trojan is being distributed in many different ways, but typically through phishing emails or web-based attacks, including “malvertising”, whereby people are infected by visiting websites containing malicious ads.

“The Zeus/Zbot Trojan is one the most notorious banking Trojans ever created; it’s so popular it gave birth to many offshoots and copycats,” Malwarebytes said in a blog post.

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