FBI Warns of Gameover Malware

The FBI recently published a warning regarding a new variant of the Zeus Trojan called “Gameover,” which is being distributed via e-mails claiming that there’s a problem with the recipient’s bank account.

“Enclosed in each e-mail is a link that will allegedly solve the problem, yet once clicked, brings users to a website where the Gameover malware is downloaded,” writes Threatpost’s Christopher Brook. “From there the malware ‘promptly infects your computer’ and in turn, steals your banking information.”

“Unlike the normal Zeus variants however, Gameover then initiates a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack via botnet,” Brook writes. “This simultaneously upsets the bank’s fraud detection system and distracts the bank’s attention from the attack at hand.”

Go to “New Zeus Variant Could Mean ‘Gameover’ for Unsuspecting Users” to read the details.

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