ZeuS Trojan responsible for more than half of all online banking attacks
G Data analysis shows the dominance of this dangerous type of malware
Families of banking Trojans in the first quarter of 2013
Outlook for the coming months
- Banking Trojans on the increase again: G Data Security Labs expect that ZeuS, Carperb and the like will continue to consolidate their stronghold in the area of bank customer fraud. The cyber criminals will bounce back from the numerous arrests of recent months, leading to another increase in the number of infections via banking Trojans. But then, the income opportunities for cyber criminals in this eCrime sector are immense.
- Use of anonymisation services: In G Data's opinion, cyber criminals will be increasingly looking to cover up their tracks during online banking fraud. As with a number of botnets, communication between banking Trojans and the command-and-control servers will take place in the background via anonymisation services such as the Tor network. In addition to this, experts at G Data Security Labs expect that Twitter and other peer-to-peer networks will continue to be misused by criminals.