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New Virus Targets Global Financial Institutions

Security researchers are warning of a new Trojan that combines elements of the Zeus and Carberp families of malware that is targeting more than 450 financial institutions, mostly in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

Dubbed Zberp, the malware appears to have been assembled from the leaked source code of Zeus and Carberp, according to IBM subsidiary Trusteer.

As a result, cybercrooks can grab basic information from infected computer, including the device’s name, Internet Protocol address and other information. The malware also can take and send screen shots of HTTP forms, user SSL certificates and even FTP and POP account credentials to the attacker.

"Since the source code of the Carberp Trojan was leaked to the public, we had a theory that it won't take cybercriminals too long to combine the Carberp source code with the Zeus code and create an evil monster," researchers Martin Korman and Tal Darsan said in a Trusteer blog.

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