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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:56 PM

Cunning Malware Spreads, Going After Your Bank Account

Fox News
By Brooke Crothers
10 November 2017


Malware keeps getting smarter at ways to get your money. And a new version of Zeus Panda malware has some scary smarts.

According to a blog post by Cisco-owned Talos, the Zeus Panda malware essentially “poisons” Google search results to push fake bank-related results to the top of a key word search. Then, the unwary user, looking for quick answers to a search related to their bank, is fooled into clicking on malicious links.

The malware utilizes search engine optimization (SEO) “to make their malicious links more prevalent in the search results…[which] will enable the attacker to quickly obtain credentials, banking and credit card information,” Talos said.


"[It's] a clever way...to serve malicious files," a spokesperson for the internet security firm Avast told Fox News. "Although it’s not completely new, it’s rarely seen as a mechanism of spreading malware such as banking Trojans."

Computer security website Bleeping Computer covered the malware in a recent post.

"This group has taken a novel approach, never before seen in the distribution of banking Trojans,” Bleeping Computer wrote.

The ultimate goal is to trick you into going to the hacked site, then redirecting you until you reach a site offering a Microsoft Word document for download, according to Talos.

“Ironically we have observed the same redirection system and associated infrastructure used to direct victims to tech support and fake [anti-virus] scams," Talos added.

So far, the malware seems to be targeting customers in Sweden, India, Australia and Saudi Arabia. But that’s never stopped successful malware from spreading to other countries.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:59 AM

Don't use Google. .

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

View Postmjperry51, on 11 November 2017 - 05:59 AM, said:

Don't use Google. .

I usually use bing.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:44 AM

Cunning Malware.

Sounds like a character from Harry Potter.

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