Attack Campaign Targets Financial Firms Via Old But Reliable Tricks

December 20, 2018

An ongoing targeted attack campaign against financial institutions demonstrates how older and well-trodden hacking methods still remain effective.

Since August, a group of attackers have used Java-based remote access Trojans, phishing emails, and zip-compressed files – and hosted their malware on popular cloud services – to target employees at banks and other financial institutions, according to a report released this week by Menlo Security.

The attackers write their initial infectors in Java and Visual Basic, and customize versions of popular malware frameworks to steal account information, the company says.

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