Zeus News, Articles and Updates

New trojans appear targeting UK banks

Named after mythological figures, these two trojans are set to target some major financial institutions in the UK

Researchers warn of flood of ZeusVM banking Trojans

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.

Zeus and Conficker malware return to haunt UK companies

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.

FBI offers US$ 3m bounty for Gameover Zeus kingpin

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.

New Zeus Gameover employs novel approach to malware

NewGOZ could be upgraded with Cryptolocker-like software in the future, says Lancope's Tom Cross.

MH17 spammers direct Twitter users to Zeus-ridden websites

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.

Evernote hit by first major DDoS attack

Companies that have been DDoS attacked in the past are more likely to be attacked in the future - Mark Teolis, DOSarrest

Operation Tovar 'inspiring' cybercrime collaboration

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.

ICYMI: Praise for Operation Tovar, Vodafone transparency & Open SSL problems

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.

Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets reach a million PCs

New estimates on the Gameover Zeus and CryptoLocker botnets suggest that they have infected as many as one million PCs.

Operation Tovar targets major Zeus/Cryptolocker botnet-driven campaign

"The doomsday scenario may be a mass Cryptolocker ransomware attack for one final payday," says Context IS director of assurance Rob Sloan.

Nuns robbed by Zeus cyber criminals

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.

Dangerous new Zeus Trojan fools anti-virus

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.

UK bank customers targeted by new Zeus variant

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.

Keeping up with the bad guys

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.

Companies warned on dangers of Android...and iPhone too

Massive Android botnet discovered, as APWG chairman warns on dangers of jailbroken iPhones.