Zeus Trojan Adds Investment Fraud to Its Arsenal

Wednesday Apr 27th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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A new variant of the Zeus Trojan is placing malvertising on trusted websites.

Computer Weekly: A new variant of the Zeus Trojan is placing advertisements for a fake investment firm on respectable websites, like Forbes, Amazon, Apple, CNN and AOL. Users who click on the ads are taken to a professional-looking website at https://ursinvestment.com. They are then invited to set up an account and wire funds to the fraudulent organization.

Security experts say the scam is notable for its sophistication, particularly the degree to which the ads and fake website mimic those of real investment firms.

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