The Terdot banking Trojan packs information-stealing capabilities that could easily turn it into a cyber-espionage tool, Bitdefender says in a new report.
Highly customized and sophisticated, Terdot is based on the source code of ZeuS, which leaked online in 2011. The banking Trojan resurfaced in October last year and Bitdefender has been tracking its whereabouts ever since, the security company notes in a technical paper (PDF).
Terdot was designed to operate as a proxy to perform man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks, as well as to steal browser information such as login credentials or the stored credit card data. Furthermore, the malware is capable of injecting HTML code into visited web pages.