With the emergence of phishing activities, bank Trojans become a major approach to network criminals to attack users and manipulate online transactions. The GDATA security laboratory analyzed the data in the first quarter of 2013, Zeus Horse and its variant are the most common procedures used to launch online banking attacks, accounting for more than half of the infections detected by the first three months this year.

Fast bank Trojans in the first quarter of 2013

GDATA Safety Lab is expected that the number of bank Trojans will increase again: Zeus, Carperb and similar malicious procedures will continue to consolidate their respective bank customer fraud fields. Most of the online criminals arrested in recent months will come back, which will result in different degrees of increase in the number of infections through banking. However, the words come back, the income opportunities of e-criminals in this field are indeed quite a lot.

The GDATA Security Lab believes that online criminals will increasingly use anonymous services, and they seek some methods to cover up the trace of online banking fraud activities implemented. With many zombie networks, communication between bank Trojans and command control servers will be performed through anonymous service in the background, such as Tor networks. In addition, experts from GDATA safety laboratory expect that Twitter and other P2P networks will continue to be abused by criminals.