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East European botnet targets Russian banks

Maria Korolov | Nov. 4, 2015
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.

According to the researchers, it comes with a domain generation algorithm, and RSA signature verification to confirm that it is communicating with the real command and control server, not a security researcher's sinkhole. It also comes with a variety of features that allow it to steal account credentials and one-time passwords.


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