Blackhole Author Arrested: 10 Facts About The Automated Attack Toolkit

Blackhole Behind Spread Of Zeus, SpyEye Banking Trojans

Blackhole is partially responsible for the spread of Zeus and SpyEye, two closely related banking Trojan families responsible for stealing millions of bank account holders' information. The toolkit was used to build attack websites. Victims receive spam email and are redirected to the attack website where Blackhole targets Adobe Reader, Flash and Java browser-plugin vulnerabilities. Blackhole doesn't drop Zeus payload directly, but uses a tiny loader that retrieves Zeus from an additional website, according to research by Dell SecureWorks.

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