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Holy Zeus! Popular Botnet Rules As New Exploits Come Online – botnets/Vulnerabilities – DarkReading

 

Trusteer, AVG identify new botnets with different features, both built on Zeus technology

Aug 04, 2010 | 05:43 PM

By Tim Wilson
DarkReading

If there’s a "fashion trend" among botnet builders, Zeus is the new black — but its popularity is making many users and security professionals see red.

Zeus, a Trojan horse that spreads bots quickly, can be adapted for multiple purposes, is available in botnet-building kits, and serves as the platform for a growing number of botnets and sub-botnets that are being exploited across the globe, according to experts. In the past two days, researchers at Trusteer and AVG revealed details about two new instances of Zeus-based botnets, suggesting the Trojan is becoming more popular than ever.

Holy Zeus! Popular Botnet Rules As New Exploits Come Online – botnets/Vulnerabilities – DarkReading