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Windows 7: 64-Bit Version of Zeus Banking Trojan In The Wild

13 Dec 2013   #1

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64-Bit Version of Zeus Banking Trojan In The Wild

The infamous Zeus banking Trojan has gone 64-bit. But why?

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team spotted a new version of the malware that behaves much like its 32-bit contemporaries: it too uses Web injects to steal banking credentials to drain online accounts, steal digital certificates and even log keystrokes. It also communicates with its command and control servers over the Tor anonymity network, another new feature of the 64-bit variety of Zeus.

The 64-bit quandary is perplexing. As Kaspersky researcher Dmitry Tarakanov points out, fewer than 1 percent of IE users are on the 64-bit version, and even those running 64-bit versions of operating systems are running 32-bit browsers.

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13 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

The Zeus source code has been available online since the Spring of 2011. Since then, numerous tweaks have been made to the Trojan, including versions that communicate over peer-to-peer networks. The malware hooks into a user’s browser via a number of malicious Web injects that trigger when a victim visits their online banking account. The malware logs the user’s credentials and sends them to the hacker, either directly via a backdoor connection to a central server or through hops on a P2P chain. This version’s use of Tor brings a new level of stealth capabilities to the malware, one that even frustrates the NSA.
Good old P2P at work again. The bad guy love all those that use it.
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13 Dec 2013   #3

Windows XP and Windows 7 32 bit

Besides p2p, whom else is vulnerable?
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13 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I'm quite sure this infection will also come along while using torrents like most infections. P2P and torrents are the easy way to spread these infection all around the globe in a short time.
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13 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
4 GB is so limiting

How is my Trojan supposed to get anything done with such a pathetically small amount of memory?
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15 Dec 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by primevyl View Post
Besides p2p, whom else is vulnerable?
I think anyone could be vulnerable, not just people that use P2P (or torrents).
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