IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: How Notorious Trojans Hit Banks and Steal Your Money
Most of today's cyber-crime is all about one thingmoney. Nowhere is that more evident than in the case of online banking Trojans. Malware targeting banking information is not new, but as recent research into the URLZone Trojan has shown, attackers are not slowing down when it comes to innovation. Security pros at Finjan tied URLZone to the theft of 300,000 eurosabout $439,000 at the timefrom German bank accounts during a 22-day period. Other Trojans have been equally damaging. SecureWorks uncovered Clampi earlier this year and found that it had been swiping log-in credentials from Windows users who are customers of 4,600 banking and other sites. More well-known Trojans include Zeus (Zbot) and Prg. With the help of security researchers from Symantec, Finjan and SecureWorks, eWEEK is taking a look at some of the more notorious banking Trojans plaguing users, and how cyber-thieves are getting their hands on the cash.