Microsoft has added detection for the infectious Srizbi malware family to its Software Removal Tool, released Tuesday with the company's monthly patches. Srizbi is a trojan downloader or rootkit that propagates through malicious emails. If recipients fall victim, their machines become part of a botnet, whose chief goal is to deliver spam. In October, Microsoft added similar detection for the Rustock bot malware. — DK
BleepingComputer reports that several U.S. financial institutions and numerous cryptocurrency apps are having their users mostly targeted by an expanded Xenomorph malware campaign leveraging an updated version of the Android banking trojan that also set sights on users in Canada, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Portugal.