A "big" story like that regarding NSA spying was bound to be used by cyber crooks as a lure.
The Zeus / Zbot Trojan has been around since 2007, and it and its variants continued to perform MitM attacks, log keystrokes and grab information entered in online forms.
Mobile (and especially Android) malware is on the rise and according to researchers from Kaspersky Lab, its complexity is also increasing.
Mt. Gox is the the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, and as such it and its users are being repeatedly targeted by attackers.
After analyzing the feedback from the company's Smart Protection Network, Trend Micro researchers have noted an upswing in attempted Zeus / Zbot Trojan infections.
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