Saturday, June 18, 2011

Another Banking Malware: Hybrid Zeus and SpyEye


The rumored combination of two pieces of advanced online banking malware appears to be fully underway after several months of speculation. Brian Krebs broke with the news about the merger between ZeuS and SpyEye, many security vendors have argued whether this information is true or just a rumor.
Some of the vendors have uncovered "hard evidence" of cyber criminals posting on underground forums about this new merge. These posts were later found to be fake.
A week ago, Trend Micro Labs described what seemed to be the real SpyEye administration panel of the merged malware kit. Recent findings by Seculert Research Labs uncover that this may just be the tip of the iceberg. In fact, our researchers found that this piece of "Hydra" malware has a fresh new ZeuS head.
To Read more on this Topic:
http://blog.seculert.com/2011/01/fresh-new-hydra-head.html
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/10/spyeye-v-zeus-rivalry-ends-in-quiet-merger/
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/04/spyeye-vs-zeus-rivalry/
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/09/spyeye-botnets-bogus-billing-feature/