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Windows 7: Regional banking Trojans sneak past security defences

05 Jul 2010   #1
Kari

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Regional banking Trojans sneak past security defences

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Cybercrooks have developed regionally-targeted banking Trojans that are more likely to slip under the radar of anti-virus defences.

Detection rates for regional malware vary between zero and 20 per cent, according to a study by transaction security firm Trusteer. This company markets browser security add-ons to banks, which offer them to consumers as a way of reducing the risk of malware on PCs resulting in banking fraud.

Trusteer cites two pieces of regional malware targeted at UK banking consumers. Silon.var2, crops up on one in every 500 computers in the UK compared to one in 20,000 in the US. Another strain of malware, dubbed Agent-DBJP, was found on one in 5,000 computers in the UK compared to one in 60,000 in the US.
Regional banking Trojans sneak past security defences • The Register


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06 Jul 2010   #2
Layback Bear

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Thank you Kari. It sounds to me if your a crook this is the way to go. Anti what ever programs would have to be wrote for various regions of the world. This would make it more difficult for security firms to keep up with. A lot more time and resources would have to be spent on keeping on top of such bad things. If the bad guys wrote a different trojan for different parts of the world it seems it would take a different program to fight this for every region. Could a single anti trojan program to cover all regions at the same time be created?
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