Banking Malware: Sophistication Rises In Longtime Botnet Families


8. Torpig

Torpig is one of the earliest active banking Trojans, having been first detected in 2006. It uses a Man-in-the-Browser (MITB) content manipulation attack technique to emulate user behavior, create delays and trick banks into thinking victims authorized money transfers and other actions, and the malware can spread quickly. Researchers uncovered more than 180,000 Torpig infections during a 10-day period in 2009. Torpig is designed to inject the same look and style of up to 900 banks and credit-card company website account portals.