Bank Account Access
Bank account numbers and online credentials are highly coveted by cybercriminal groups, who use a variety of techniques to drain funds as quickly and stealthily as possible. The race to gain access to account credentials has fueled an entire market for financially motivated malware. Zeus/Zbot banking Trojan uses a variety of techniques including a man-in-the-middle attack to drain a victim's bank account. Bank accounts containing between $70,000 and $150,000 sell for less than $300 in underground hacking forums. An account connected to a high-profile banking institution can sell for more.