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Offline polonus

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Zeus trojan's low detecting rate......
« on: September 21, 2009, 12:06:54 AM »
Hi malware fighters,

"As a recent hyped article claimed ZEUS frequently bypasses popular antivirus and internet security suites.
See: http://www.trusteer.com/news-release-17
For an in-depth analysis of this Banking-Trojan:
Re: http://blog.threatexpert.com/2009/09/time-to-revisit-zeus-almighty.html
The criminals are careful to infect just a few PCs with each copy of the Trojan, thereby avoiding detection by honepots/nets and subsequent researcher attention in security labs. By the time each copy of a ZEUS Trojan is identified by security researchers it's job is done and a new fresh version will be dispatched to takeover its role"

http://www.prevx.com/blog/137/Detecting-and-Removing-the-ZEUS-Banking-Trojan.html

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Re: Zeus trojan's low detecting rate......
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 09:27:04 PM »
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This is surely not good news but thanks for the information, Polonus.


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Re: Zeus trojan's low detecting rate...... update
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 10:13:35 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

The Zeus banking trojan has made the headlines again with this news: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/10/zeus_trojan_turns_smash_grab_i.html

In this case of an important cash transaction (as here with the church PC) Zeus has a so-called KOS command to either ruin the hacked computer in question (effect is BSOD) or ruin the botnet infrastructure in case of a successful anti-bot action,

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