New Zeus variant comes with encryption upgrade

Share this article:
Researchers at ThreatMetrix Labs have come across a new variant of the peer-to-peer (P2P) version of the notorious Zeus trojan. It differs from previous iterations in the way its configuration file is encrypted – rendering all automatic methods useless in detecting the trojan. "The configuration file we analyzed showed a great sophistication in what it injects into the various websites [visited on infected machines]," Andreas Baumhof, CTO at ThreatMetrix, told SCMagazine.com this week in an email. "Through social engineering and genuine 'offers,' they try to lure people into believing [the page] is legitimate [so they give up their personal information]."
Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Russian hacker Seleznev ordered to remain in custody

Roman Seleznev's attorneys requested that the hacker be released on bond, but their pleas were rejected this past week.

Bug in iOS Instagram app fixed, impacts Facebook accounts

The vulnerability comes into play when Instagram users search for Facebook friends to "follow."

AP denied security docs on HealthCare.gov, a risk to private information

AP denied security docs on HealthCare.gov, a risk ...

The Associated Press was denied a request made under the Freedom of Information Act for documents that contain security information on HealthCare.gov.