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Monster banking trojan botnet claims 500,000 victims


The Register - (International) Researchers with Proofpoint identified a new banking trojan botnet known as Qbot or Qakbot that has infected 500,000 systems and stolen data from users including 800,000 online banking transactions, with 59 percent of the stolen sessions taken from accounts in major U.S. banks. The researchers found that the malware for the botnet was launched from compromised WordPress sites using drive-by download attacks.


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 10:22:00