Zeus Trojan Attacking Mobile Banking Codes
According to security experts, the infamous Zeus Trojan , often called Zbot, is now infecting smartphones in order to steal one-time passwords sent by banks to authenticate mobile transactions.
Described by security company S21sec as Zeus Mitmo, (for “Man in the Mobile”), the new Zeus variant is able to monitor and receive online verification codes sent by banks to customers via text message. Network protection company Fortinet, in a blog posted Sept. 27, confirmed Zeus’ ability to defeat the traditional authentication features used by banks.
Security experts have also discovered that Zeus has corrupted the professional networking site LinkedIn, sending fake invite emails that when clicked on take the user to a malware-infected site.