Cybercrime is a very dynamic threat landscape. With over 100 million malware strains tracked by AV-TEST in 2016, malware can be a dime a dozen. When it comes to the more organized cybercrime groups and sophisticated banking Trojan projects, malware families are more defined and easy to recognize. These threats advance at a trackable pace and their targets are regularly monitored by IBM X-Force.
Gang-owned malware helps its operators steal untold amounts of money. These codes do not typically go away without a publicly visible reason, such as a shutdown by law enforcement. However, there are some notable exceptions.