Named after mythological figures, these two trojans are set to target some major financial institutions in the UK
Security research group MalwareMustDie (MMD) is appealing for help in stopping a predicted flood of new botnets based on the ZeusVM banking Trojan, after a toolkit to exploit the malware was leaked over the internet.
Old malware variants, the Zeus Trojan and the Conficker computer worm, remain a huge problem for most UK companies, according to CERT-UK's first annual report.
The FBI is offering a US$ 3 million (£1.93 million) reward for information that leads to the arrest of Russian hacker Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, who is accused of being behind the Gameover Zeus botnet.
NewGOZ could be upgraded with Cryptolocker-like software in the future, says Lancope's Tom Cross.
In the aftermath of the MH17 tragedy which saw almost 300 people lose their lives in an airplane crash over Ukraine, cyber-criminals are taking advantage by leading social media users to malicious websites.
Companies that have been DDoS attacked in the past are more likely to be attacked in the future - Mark Teolis, DOSarrest
Operation Tovar saw the US Department of Justice, the FBI, Europol and the UK's NCA work together to takedown the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets, a fine example of international cyber-crime policing, according to experts.
The big news in this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column is the FBI-led Operation Tovar, which saw the disruption of the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets.
New estimates on the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets suggest that they have infected as many as one million PCs.
"The doomsday scenario may be a mass Cryptolocker ransomware attack for one final payday," says Context IS director of assurance Rob Sloan.
An alleged cybercrime gang from Ukraine and Russia - two of whom were extradited from the UK - have been charged with using Zeus malware to steal millions of dollars from victims including the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago order of nuns.
A new and "extremely dangerous" version of the notorious Zeus malware has been discovered that can fool detection systems by hiding behind an apparently legitimate digital signature.
A new version of the notorious Zeus banking Trojan, which hides itself inside digital photos, has been discovered by research firm Malwarebytes. And in a worrying echo, Trustwave has uncovered malware that harvests credit card details from online stores then camouflages itself as a JPG picture file to escape detection.
Malware writing has undergone many changes over the years - from hobbyists to a criminal business - with mobile and social now the hot targets, Rob Buckley reports.
Massive Android botnet discovered, as APWG chairman warns on dangers of jailbroken iPhones.
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