Incident Response, Malware, TDR

Zorenium bot not likely to infect iOS, or perform other advertised abilities

Contrary to previous reports, there is no proof to support that Zorenium bot can run on iOS 5 to iOS 7, on Debian platforms, and on the latest Android tablets, according to a Tuesday Symantec Security Response post, which adds Zorenium also likely has no P2P communications, ability to steal banking credentials, and ability to spread through Skype or Facebook.

The mysterious malware could still be a threat, however.

Zorenium may be able to communicate through IRC channels, download and execute files, create an FTP server, capture screenshots, spread itself through email attachments, install keyloggers to steal account information, perform denial-of-service attacks, perform port scanning, and end anti-virus processes, according to the post.

Zorenium dates back to 2013 and could run upwards of $8,500 in Bitcoin; however, it could possibly be a scam, according to the Symantec post.

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