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Zeus Variant Takes Aim at POS Data

3rd July 2017  By Tara Seals

 

A new variant of the Zeus banking trojan has emerged, dubbed Neutrino, which is custom-made to collect credit card information from point-of-sale systems, among other things.

“From time to time authors of effective and long-lived trojans and viruses create new modifications and forks of them, like any other software authors,” said Sergey Yunakovsky, a Kaspersky Lab researcher, in a posting. “One of the brightest examples amongst them is Zeus, which continues to spawn new modifications of itself each year. In a strange way this malware becomes similar to his prototype from Greek mythology.”

 

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