The US Department of Justice has charged more than 60 people in connection with a criminal scheme involving the ZBot Trojan horse.
ZBot, also known as Zeus, is a family of malware that can hijack your computer, making it part of a criminal botnet. Over the past few years cybercriminals have used different versions of ZBot to steal money from online bank accounts, login details for social networking sites and email/FTP information.
It’s not uncommon for “money mules” to be used to transfer money from accounts, once they have been compromised through use of malware.
Details of the precise charges are expected to be released by the US Attorney and Manhattan District attorney at 1 pm EST today.
According to media reports, the action is related to the…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.