Trusteer Warns of New Online Banking Malware
The new versions of Ice IX redirect customers' phone calls to attacker-controlled numbers.
Trusteer researchers recently uncovered new versions of Ice IX, a variant of the Zeus malware, that targets online banking customers in the U.S. and the U.K.
"Amit Klein, CTO of Trusteer, said, 'In addition to stealing bank account data, these Ice IX configurations are capturing information on telephone accounts belonging to the victims. This allows attackers to divert calls from the bank intended for their customer to attacker controlled phone numbers. I believe the fraudsters are executing fraudulent transactions using the stolen credentials and redirecting the bank’s post-transaction verification phone calls to professional criminal caller services that approve the transactions,'" Help Net Security reports.
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