Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Zeus Trojan Infiltrates Bank Security Firm

Brian Krebs writes on Security Fix:

On Sept. 1, security industry start-up Silver Tail Systems held an in-depth online seminar for its bank and e-commerce clients that examined the stealth and sophistication of Zeus, a data-stealing Trojan horse program that organized thieves have used in a string of lucrative cyber heists this year.

A week later, Silver Tail learned that Zeus had infiltrated its own network defenses.

Silver Tail founder Laura Mather said she believes her company was targeted by criminals wielding Zeus specifically because of the recent webinar, which spotlighted the myriad ways in which Zeus can defeat online banking security measures. Still, she said the incident shows this family of malware can be a threat to any business - even security companies.

"Luckily, we were vigilant enough and had things locked down to a degree that the attackers weren't able to get anything of value to them," Mather said.

More here.


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