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PiceBOT Crimeware Kit targeting Latin American Banks

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Sunday, 03 February 2013 22:48 Written by DFM News

PiceBOT Crimeware Kit targeting Latin American Banks
New Cyber Crimeware kitsteals financial information through local pharming attacks.

A new Cyber Crimeware kit arrived in Hacking scenes called 'PiceBOT' just like other Latin American botnets such as vOlk (Mexico) & S.A.P.Z (Peru) and cost just $140 in underground market for Cyber criminals. Like other amazing exploit kits, the main purpose is the distribution of malware that steals financial information through local pharming attacks.

Bad bots perform malicious tasks allowing an attacker to take complete control over an affected computer for the criminal to control remotely. Once infected, these machines may also be referred to as ’zombies’.

Kaspersky uncovered that this kit has already been adopted by Latin American cyber criminals to target clients of major banks and so far financial bodies from Chile, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Argentina under attack.

Read on at The Hacker News (03/02/12).

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