Top 5 Cybercriminal Motives In 2013 Attacks

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3. Stealing Money

There was also no big surprise here. Banking Trojans are specially programmed to gain access to a victim's account and stealthily drain the available funds.

Zeus and SpyEye are among the most notorious known banking Trojans, having been around since 2009. The malware was seen masquerading as an antivirus update last month. Meanwhile, an emerging banking Trojan called Neverquest can target about 100 banks by injecting code in the browser of Internet Explorer and Firefox users, enabling bank and financial investment account credentials to be sent back directly to attackers. Fidelity Investments appears to be its top target, according to Kaspersky Lab.


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