Hybrid malware threatens Japanese consumers

John Leyden

Customers of Japanese banks are on the front line of attacks based on a new and sophisticated banking trojan, mashed together from leaked bits of malware code.

Shifu (named after the Japanese word for thief) is targeting 14 Japanese banks as well as electronic banking platforms used across Europe, according to security researchers from IBM Trusteer.

Taking ideas from the creation of Frankenstein’s monster, Shifu is made up of powerful pieces of code from leaked (discarded and arguably dead) malware variants.

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Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk