Author Topic: Clampi Trojan: The Rise of Matryoshka Malware  (Read 2550 times)

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July 30, 2009, 10:09:47 pm
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Last week, Security Fix told the online banking saga of Slack Auto Parts, a company in Georgia that lost nearly $75,000 at the hands of an extremely sophisticated malicious software family known as "Clampi". I only mentioned the malware in passing, but it deserves a closer look: Research released this week by a top malware analyst suggests that Clampi is among the stealthiest and most pervasive threats to Microsoft Windows systems today.

Joe Stewart, director of malware research for the Counter Threat Unit at computer security firm SecureWorks, said Clampi appears to have spread to hundreds of thousands of Windows systems, since its debut in 2007. Unlike other malware families designed to steal credentials -- which are frequently sold and used among the larger cyber criminal community -- Stewart said Clampi appears to be the ever-evolving weapon used by a single organized crime group operating out of Eastern Europe that has been implicated in numerous high-dollar thefts from banking institutions.
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