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Zeus being used in DDoS, attacks on cloud providers


Dark Reading - (International) Researchers with the Prolexic Security Engineering and Response Team released a threat advisory that describes how the Zeus trojan and toolkit is being equipped with new payloads to perform attacks outside its usual use in banking fraud. Zeus was identified being used in a variety of attacks including distributed denial of service (DDoS), spam, virtual currency mining, and attacks on platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) infrastructure.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:31