Assassin's Creed Fan Site Infected With Zeus Malware
A fan site for the massively popular "Assassin's Creed" computer game has been harboring a nasty banking Trojan, and visitors for the past eight weeks may have been caught in its cross hairs.
Avast said Assassinscreedfrance.fr is one of 1,841 sites around the world that was hit by this specific Zeus variant during March. Access to the French fan site is currently denied. The site is not affiliated with Ubisoft, the developers of "Assassin's Creed."
A notorious and dangerous banking Trojan, Zeus has enabled cybercriminals to hijack online bank accounts and steal millions of dollars over the past few years. This network of botnets, Avast said, has already netted its operators more than $100 million from small and medium-size businesses.
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