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'i2Ninja' Trojan Taps Anonymized Darknet
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:15:15 +0000 (UTC)
By Mathew J. Schwartz
Beware a new, Russian-built banking Trojan, dubbed i2Ninja, that uses an
anonymizing cryptographic network to mask its related botnet
That warning comes via IBM's Trusteer, which has spotted the malware for
sale on underground Russian cybercrime forums.
"The i2Ninja [malware] takes its name from the malware's use of I2P -- a
networking layer that uses cryptography to allow secure communication
between its peer-to-peer users," said Trusteer security researcher Etay
Maor in a blog post. "While this concept is somewhat similar to Tor and
Tor services, I2P was designed to maintain a true Darknet -- an Internet
within the Internet where secure and anonymous messaging and use of
services can be maintained."
I2P stands for the Invisible Internet Project, a still-in-beta project
described by its developers as "a computer network layer that allows
applications to send messages to each other pseudonymously and securely."
The software can also be used for surfing the web and transferring files
anonymously, courtesy of HTTP proxies.
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- 'i2Ninja' Trojan Taps Anonymized Darknet InfoSec News (Nov 22)