Zeus Merged With Spyeye
As per fresh evidence, prominent malware writers belonging to the cyber-crime world are planning that they will stop the progress of the notorious banking Trojan, Zeus, while join its code to the upcoming Trojan, SpyEye, Brian Krebs the security researcher states on Krebsonsecurity.com dated October 24, 2010.
Discussing the development further, Krebs states that rumors are abound on the underground forums that the Russian hacker having different names such as Monstr and Slavi, who created Zeus, had decided to stop keeping the original tradable toolkit for crimeware. Infosecurity.com published this on October 25, 2010.
States Krebs that Monstr has handed over Zeus' source code without charging a price to the SpyEye creator Gribodemon, also named Harderman, provided he carries on supporting every individual who invests money into the PC Trojan.
In addition, Krebs states that the deal is also based on the fact that SpyEye's writer will give a 30% concession to all existing Zeus customers for hiring SpyEye following the merger of Zeus and SpyEye.
Claims Gribodemon that Monstr is thinking about withdrawing from the Web wholly and go into online retirement. That this may be true alternatively just a diversion for Monstr to change his identity is a subject of speculation, Krebs further adds.
According to him, it seems that the move is targeted at developing an e-banking malware of superior form, which will be sold only to more technically savvy and exclusive kinds of cyber-criminals. Indeed, as per the security researcher, the malware creator is thinking about raising this fresh malware's price considerably so that it can be prevented from getting highly prevalent and suffering the same doom like that of Zeus.
Eventually, Krebs states that all this confusion associated with Zeus is obvious and predictable as well as that even crime markets undergo corrections with the objective to keep the crowd far away from threats, which are able to enter the headlines. Moreover, Zeus' assimilation comes at the time when a gigantic global law implementation strives to detain many individuals who employed Zeus for carrying out high valued e-banking monetary thefts from U.K and U.S businesses, Krebs points out.
Related article: Zeus Trojan Stole Huge Amount of Information
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