Hijack Archive

New threat set to dethrone Zeus (Carberp)

Zeus The position of the infamous Zeus trojan may be usurped by a new upstart that is unknown to four of the six largest antivirus companies and has already been used by a criminal group to empty bank accounts across Europe and America.

The latest incarnation of the Carberp trojan possesses most of the tricks used by Zeus to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts around the world, and targets the most popular operating systems and web browsers including Microsoft’s Windows 7, Vista and XP, as well as the Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.