Joined: 04 Apr 2007 Posts: 6822 Location: Chatham, Kent, UK
Posted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 11:43 Post_subject:
Zeus Instant Messaging Trojan..... Sub_title: Lets Hackers Steal Your Financial Data
That's a Lets Hackers Steal Your Financial Data!warning
....in case you missed that bit
Maybe targeted at new Windoze7 & MACs but beware
A security company called Damballa estimates that the number of PCs that have been infected with the virus are currently at around 3.6 million, making the Zeus Trojan one of the most aggressive invasive malware viruses around.
“The ease-of-use of the Zeus crimeware toolkit for individuals to create their own tailored Trojan botnets has meant that it has become a favored toolkit for entry-level criminals to get involved in the underground economy,” according to Peter Coogan of Symantec, writing on one of the company’s blogs. “The greater availability of this toolkit on underground forums as of late has also led to an increase in its usage.”
Joined: 23 Jul 2009 Posts: 758 Location: U.S., Midwest, Central Time Zone, GMT-6
Posted: Tue 29 Sep 2009, 16:25 Post_subject:
IMO Jimmy Bosch's article could have been better written. By showing a screen shot of AIM he implies (but doesn't specifically state) that it is the target of the Zeus worm. IMO he should have put this in the article. By not doing so he also loses the chance to have his article associated with AIM (search engines don't index graphics). And although he did mention RSA he failed to give a link to their findings.
I never moved past WIN98SE and I don't use instant messing software so I'm not at risk from this worm.
On the whole though I'm happy to see someone is spreading the word (however feebly) about dirt bags who prorogate this kind of trash. If I had the authority the penalty for creating or spreading malware would be public castration sans anesthetic.