back to article US bank fended off 513 trojans last year alone

The most beleaguered bank in the United States was hit with 513 financial trojans last year, says Symantec threat bod Candid Wueest. The unnamed bank and Symantec customer was in the crosshairs of 78.2 percent of all financial trojans seen by the security firm last year. It is unknown if any of the malware samples gained a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Linux

    Bank hit with financial trojans?

    Are these 'financial trojans' anything like malicious software that surreptitiously installs itself on computers without the bank noticing.

  2. Bloakey1

    <snip>

    " Candid Wueest"

    <snip>

    To me that sounds like a nasty yeast infection of the nether regions.

    Typical advertising puff by Symantec. What the bank should do is install Nortons or McAfee what could possibly go wrong?

    /Ferrous type thingy.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      To me that sounds like a nasty yeast infection of the nether regions.

      I was thinking that it sounded like the screen name of a star of films for grown-ups. But it has got us both talking, so it is probably a grand name for a PR flunkey.

      1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

        Idea for next pub quiz: "PR guys with names that look like typos"

        Anyone remember Jerry terHorst?

  3. JCitizen
    FAIL

    Detections - that they know of..

    If they are using Symantec to come up with these figures, they better recheck their servers for all the Advanced Persistent Threats(APT), that NO anti-malware suite is going to find! Only code white listing or locking the drive will keep these things off the servers! VM technology can only go so far.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Detections - that they know of..

      they better recheck their servers for all the Advanced Persistent Threats(APT),

      Not really. Half the APTs will be courtesy of US/Israeli, maybe even UK spooks, and Symantec aren't going to blow the whistle on them. And the other half are from hostile state actors who could make Symantec's life very difficult if they so choose.

      Symantec probably have a very good idea what's lurking on their servers; whether they build defences against that, and whether they then incorporate that in the code and services they sell, who knows?

  4. Robert Moore
    Joke

    Found the bank!

    It took some doing, but it turns out the bank in question is:

    The Bank of Mom.

    You all might want to have a word with her.

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