Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Attackers Take Trojans to the Bank

Mobility, money, and malicious intent have formed a toxic brew, a researcher at Kaspersky Lab said yesterday on the eve of the security conference here. And it's a mix that threatens banks and their customers alike.

Cybercriminals are targeting financial services and consumer banking customers, which is no great surprise, acknowledged Eugene Kaspersky, head of research and development for the international antivirus vendor. But "bank Trojans," in particular, he told Dark Reading, have recently demonstrated more malevolence and effectiveness, threatening to overwhelm antivirus researchers and the methods they use to shut down such malware.

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