Banking Trojans Expand Their Reach

Leading banking Trojans are expanding their targets, taking aim at industries outside banking to compromise financial accounts and other information, new research shows. And the botnets are proving difficult for law enforcement officials to take down.

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Some of these malware strains also have shifted their focus from targeting big bank brands in the U.S. to smaller banking institutions in developing markets in Eastern Europe and Asia, researchers say.

Among the key findings in Dell SecureWorks’ Counter Threat Unit’s third annual Top Banking Botnets report, Banking Botnets – the Battle Continues, are:


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