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Spike in Gaming/Banking Trojans Together With Spam During December 2008

Provider of UTM (Unified Threat Management) solutions, Fortinet, has issued its December 2008 Threatscape report that highlights a considerable jump in the activities of two online gaming and banking trojans and a double-digit rise in spam worldwide.

According to the company, there has been a steep rise in the activities of the W32/Zbot.GXN!tr.spy banking/keylogger Trojan that occupied the first position on Fortinet's list of top 100 malware. W32/Zbot.GXN!tr.spy continued its attack for four days (November 25-28, 2008), possibly to steal consumer credit card/banking information.

Another topper on the list was Spy/OnLineGames, the gaming Trojan. It moved up 75 positions to reach the 3rd place and continued the Internet ...

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