Latest Shylock trojan campaign target dozens of banks

Share this article:

Researchers are tracking a spike in banking trojan Shylock infections.

Chris Mannon, a researcher on Zscaler's ThreatLabZ team, told SCMagazine.com on Thursday that fraudsters are using variants of the malware, also known as Caphaw, to target users' online banking credentials at 24 banks around the world.

Though victims are primarily in Europe, Zscaler published a list of financial institutions that have been continually targeted by saboteurs, which includes several U.S. banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, First Citizens Bank, Capital One and Chase.

Shylock is likely delivered as part of a crimeware kit which exploits vulnerable versions of Java, Zscaler found.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

TorrentLocker developers patch error

Victims had been able to restore encrypted files without paying a ransom.

Home Depot: breach risks 56M payment cards, 'unique' malware used

Home Depot confirmed that approximately 56 million payment cards may have been compromised as result of a malware attack.

Gartner: 75 percent of mobile apps will fail security tests through end of 2015

Gartner: 75 percent of mobile apps will fail ...

As BYOD and mobile computing become more critical to business, app downloads will raise security risks.