From ZeuS to zitmo: Trends in banking malware

Najla Etaher, George R.S. Weir, Mamoun Alazab

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Abstract

In the crimeware world, financial botnets are a global threat to banking organizations. Such malware purposely performs financial fraud and steals critical information from clients' computers. A common example of banking malware is the ZeuS botnet. Recently, variants of this malware have targeted mobile platforms, as The-ZeuS-in-the-Mobile or Zitmo. With the rise in mobile systems, platform security is becoming a major concern across the mobile world, with rising incidence of compromising Android devices. In similar vein, there have been mobile botnet attacks on iPhones, Blackberry and Symbian devices. In this setting, we report on trends and developments of ZeuS and its variants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2015
Place of Publication Helsinki; Finland
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1386-1391
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781467379519
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2015 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 20 Aug 201522 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2015
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period20/08/1522/08/15

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    Etaher, N., Weir, G. R. S., & Alazab, M. (2015). From ZeuS to zitmo: Trends in banking malware. In Proceedings - 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2015 (Vol. 1, pp. 1386-1391). [15635698] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/Trustcom.2015.535