Zeus Botnet Eurograbber Steals $47 Million

By | December 10, 2012

Source: Information Week

by Mathew J. Schwartz

In this article “A criminal gang wielding a new version of Zeus malware that’s designed for mobile devices has stolen an estimated 36 million euros, or $47 million, from more than 30,000 corporate and private banking customers.

That finding comes from a new report published by security vendors Versafe and Check Point Software Technologies. They’ve dubbed the related attack campaign as “Eurograbber,” and notified banks and law enforcement agencies in the affected countries.

Attackers have configured the malware to target customers of 16 specific banks in Italy, as well as seven in Spain, six in Germany and three in the Netherlands. “To date, this exploit has only been detected in euro zone countries, but a variation of this attack could potentially affect banks in countries outside of the European Union as well,” according to the report. Individual transfer amounts made by Eurograbber malware have ranged from 500 euros ($656) to 250,000 euros ($328,000).”

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