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Next-Gen Bank Trojans Are Upon Us

June 23rd, 2006

Banking Trojans are perhaps the most malicious form of malware today, with the express purpose of taking your money directly from your bank account. Regardless of how much damage they may have done in the past, a new generation of banking Trojans is beginning to appear, and they´re game for even more pilfering, according to at least one security researcher.

Joe Stewart, senior security researcher at managed security firm LURHQ, detailed the evolution of the banking Trojan into its most malevolent form yet during the InfoSecurity event here.

There are the pre-2001 variety, which act as a general backdoor into a user´s PC. The hacker then enters through the backdoor and attempts to gain access to the user´s information that way.Read Full Story

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