24. January 2011 · Comments Off on Zeus evolves to target online payment providers · Categories: blog · Tags: , ,

Zeus Latest Evolution in Malware Trends – Targets Online Payment Providers.

Trusteer is reporting on the evolution of the Zeus malware. Originally it targeted users performing online bank transactions. It’s now targeting online payment providers like Money Bookers, Web Money, netSpend, and e-gold. These types of companies have millions of users. If one of these users has his or her account looted, what recourse does the person have? After all, these are not banks and are most probably not legally bound to make good to their abused clients.