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