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High-end banking malware hits Brazil

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 16, 2016.

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    Brazil just can't catch a break. We've already seen flesh-eating bacteria in the water, athletes getting robbed on the streets, and police officers holding up a "welcome to hell" sign at the airport. Plus a wide variety of cybercrime, including phishing attacks and credit card skimming machines.

    Now the criminals are getting even more sophisticated. In the past two weeks, IBM's X-Force security team has spotted the high-end banking trojans Zeus Sphinx and Zeus Panda, according to a new report.

    "This is considered sophisticated malware, and this kind of sophistication is not typical for Brazil," said Limor Kessem, executive security advisor for IBM Security. "This is definitely a step up from what we usually see in Brazil."

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