Trojan powered scam network dismantled


Banks, telecos, hotels, airlines and international betting services were among those affected by the creation and sale of Briz Trojans, a malware-creation-for-hire scam recently uncovered by security researchers.

Analysis of the data stolen by one of the customised Trojans on sale to cybercrooks through the computer underground by Spanish anti-virus firm Panda Software includes financial data that could damage affected companies. Panda is contacting affected firms to make sure they protect themselves and their clients.

The racket was exposed following analysis of a recently discovered Trojan, Briz-A, which revealed the existence of a complex system dedicated to creating and selling of la carte malware designed for stealing personal and confidential data. Panda Software then collaborated with RSA Security's Cyota anti-phishing division to identify and take down several websites used as part of the scam. Trojan-powered scam network dismantled | Channel Register

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