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Banking Malware: Sophistication Rises In Longtime Botnet Families

Zeus, Gameover and other banking Trojans are designed to steal account credentials, spoof web pages and manipulate transactions to drain accounts. As defenses have improved, the cybercriminal gangs behind the threats have increased their sophistication. Here are eight of the most notorious families.

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5. IceIX

The IceIX botnet infects systems with account-credential-stealing malware. IceIX is responsible for about 2 percent of banking Trojans globally. IceIX has all the capabilities of Zeus. It also shares similar characteristics to Zeus, indicating that it could have been created using the Zeus source code leak in 2011, according to Dell SecureWorks. The cybercriminals behind the botnet can connect to more than 300 command and control servers. The botnet itself consists of more than 30,000 infected systems.

 
 
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