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Zeus malware gets 64-bit makeover

Antone Gonsalves | Dec. 12, 2013
Kaspersky Lab finds new version of infamous banking malware making the rounds

In May, security researchers at antivirus vendor Trend Micro reported seeing a significant increase in the use of Zeus, one of the oldest families of financial malware. Also called Zbot, Zeus is no longer developed by its original creator.

In 2011, Zeus source code was leaked on the Internet, resulting in a surge of customized versions. Among the more popular Zeus-based Trojan programs are Citadel and GameOver.

 

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