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Joe Stewart Warns of Origami a Fresh Banker Trojan

Director of malware research Joe Stewart at SecureWorks Counter Threat declared that a fresh banker Trojan named Origami was circulating in the wild. He was speaking at the DLP-Russia 2010 Conference that ended recently. Secureworks.com reported this during the 1st week of November 2010.

The Director outlined that hackers were particularly using PC Trojans for attacking bank clients in the Ukraine and Russia. Indeed, Stewart supported his assertion with one "heat map" on infections by Origami, which suggested that the majority of the Trojan's contaminations were found in Kiev, Ukraine's capital and Moscow, Russia's capital. However, the contaminations also centered within Eastern Ukraine, along with Lithuania, Belarus, Germany and Moldova.

The expert observed that at present Origami was being distributed in limited volume; however, it was extremely adept at capturing credentials.

He said that anti-virus software had merely 20% chance of detecting any credential-grabbing Trojan such as Origami.

Consequently, he suggested that computer users install layers of defenses comprising commercial anti-virus programs, patch management, web proxy having scrutiny and blocking ability, firewall having stringent egress rules, executable white-listing, host-based firewalls or ISPs, and Intrusion Prevention System for networks having malware rule-set. With regards to rules and procedures, he suggested for increasing global cooperation to eradicate Trojans as well as other cyber threats.

Unluckily, the malware in question once more establishes that PC Trojans are increasing. PandaLabs another security company outlined that during Q3-2010, 55% of the total malicious programs detected were PC Trojans, the majority of which comprised banker Trojans that enticed Web-surfers into clicking web-links leading onto fake financial sites on which cyber-criminals stole their credentials.

Says Johnny Karam security specialist and Senior Executive at international software security firm Symantec, presently cyber-crimes are characterized with financial motivation. Tmcnet.com published this during the 3rd week of October 2010.

Also says Director of Global Research and Analysis Costin Raiu at IT security software provider Kaspersky, the financially-driven online criminals are crafting attacks that suit to the geographical environments of the target. Tmcnet.com published this.

In conclusion it can be said that Origami fulfills the remarks that security companies and specialists made not long ago.

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