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Facebook Used to Market Banking Trojans
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:32:28 -0500 (CDT)


By Tracy Kitten
Bank Info Security
April 26, 2013

Within the last week, researchers at security vendor RSA stumbled upon a Facebook page called Casper Spy Botnet that hackers and malware developers were using to promote and sell the legacy banking Trojan Zeus.

The page has since been deactivated, says RSA's Limor Kessem, a top cyber-intelligence expert within The Security Division of EMC. But it's likely it was available for several months. And it signifies a concerning trend, she says in an interview with BankInfoSecurity.

"This just brings Trojans to the awareness of those who would not otherwise be selling Trojans or using them," Kessem says. "It was just interesting to see Trojans being sold on a popular site, like Facebook. It proves the sale of Trojans has moved from the underground."


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