Hybrid SSL/keylogger Malware Surfaces

June 2007
Database & Network Journal;Jun2007, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p24
The article reports that Tier-3 has revealed the presence a highly dangerous hybridized version of the Russian Gozi virus that not only has an integrally-coded keylogger, but has the ability to get data from an SSL stream. The keylogger capability is triggered only when an infected personal computer visits an electronic banking web site. The virus variant was discovered by SecureWorks researcher Don Jackson, who also discovered the original virus in January 2007. Jackson had reported that this variant has a packing utility that hides the virus code.


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