back to article Russia launches raids over Sberbank heist

Russia's FSB says it's tagged the gang that used the “Lurk” trojan to raid 1.7 billion roubles – about US$25 million – from financial institutions. Lurk was identified in 2012. At the time, Kaspersky Labs said it was a “fileless” Trojan that ran in RAM. Instead, it “uses its payload to inject an encrypted dll from the web …

  1. lglethal Silver badge

    Big Mistake from the gang

    They attacked a Russian bank! If they had stuck to attacking foreign banks, they would never have attracted the interest of the FSB...

    1. Bumpy Cat

      Re: Big Mistake from the gang

      Pretty much what I was going to say - if they'd attacked Citibank I doubt the FSB would have been quite as energetic in tracking them down ...

      хуи (hope I've got the plural correct there)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Malware injected into the victim's processes

    It's amusing watching the writer go through such tautological gymnastics in order to not mention what kind of 'computer' this trojan runs on.

    1. Robie-the-Robot

      Re: Malware injected into the victim's processes

      The average user that reads these specific articles are typically not your standard users, and are fully aware what platform javaw.exe runs on. Remember who your audience is ;-)

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