Symantec: New ZeuS botnet no longer needs central command servers

Cybercriminals are using a modified version of the ZeuS computer Trojan that no longer relies on command and control (C&C) servers for receiving instructions, according to Symantec security researchers.

ZeuS is very popular in the cybercriminal world because it’s capable of stealing a wide variety of information, documents and login credentials from infected systems. For many years it was the weapon of choice for most fraudsters targeting online banking systems.

The Trojan’s source code was published on Internet underground forums last year, paving the way for many third-party modifications and improvements

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