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East European botnet targets Russian banks

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    Cybercriminals based in Russia and Eastern Europe typically avoid targets in their home countries, but a botnet called Tinba is proving to be an exception, according to a new report from the Dell SecureWorks’ Counter Threat Unit.

    The Tinba Banking Trojan, also known as Tiny Banker because of its small file size, is targeting the biggest banks and payment service providers in Russia, said Brett Stone-Gross, senior security researcher at Dell SecureWorks.

    It is believed to be controlled by a group operating out of Eastern Europe.

    A total of 34.5 percent of the victims of the botnet were located in Russia, and another 22 percent of victims were in Poland.

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