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Hackers Add Security Software Removal to Banload Banking Malware

May 14, 2019

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There are two primary characteristics of the Brazilian hacking scene: a focus on Brazil, and the adaptability of the hackers. Very strict money laws make trans-border money movement difficult, ensuring that most targets remain local; and the hackers tend to move on to new targets when the current one becomes too difficult.

Hackers targeting banks are an exception — banking malware is focused on banks and bank users, and cannot readily be moved to a different type of victim. SentinelOne has now analyzed a new development within perhaps the most prolific Brazilian banking malware, Banload, that highlights the hackers’ adaptability. Unable to move to easier targets, they are seeking to make their targets easier.

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