The trojan carries out a one-time password scam. Researchers who studied the new malware strain, affecting U.K. bank customers, said they are fascinated by the attention to detail the fraudsters applied to the ruse.
In much the same way a forgotten land mine can cause injury years after it was planted and forgotten, researchers are noticing the Ramnit worm popping up on mobile devices two years after its main users were taken down.
Cryptocurrency miners are becoming one of the most prolific threats facing everyone from CISOs to consumers, with Check Point naming this type of malicious software to its Ten Most Wanted Malware list for October.
Breaking from typical ransomware distribution tactics, the attackers behind the new malicious cryptor GandCrab are relying on a pair of exploit kits - RIG EK and GrandSoft EK - to infect unwitting victims.