For the first time ever, Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected an active SMS Trojan in the United States.
Malware peddlers have been spotted impersonating popular coffeehouse chain Starbucks in order to trick users into downloading a rootkit-equipped variant of the Zeus banking Trojan.
Not satisfied with the money earned via mobile Trojans sending out text messages to premium numbers, cyber crooks have begun adding other money-stealing functionalities to the malware.
Some newer variants of the Gameover Zeus Trojan, which is exceptionally good at using complex web injections to perform Man-in-the-Browser (MITB) attacks and gain additional information about the victims to be used for bypassing multi-factor authentication mechanisms and effecting social engineering attacks, has been spotted targeting users of popular employment websites.
According to the latest PandaLabs report, malware creation hit a new milestone.