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Friday, June 27, 2014
Fortinet Blog | News and Threat Research Lite Zeus - A New Zeus Variant
The Zeus malware, a.k.a. Zbot, is a bot that is capable of stealing private and sensitive information including personal passwords and banking information from infected hosts. Its command-and-control (C&C) server can also control the action of its remote bots by sending various command strings, such as updating malware, executing other malware files, and so on.
Recently, we have discovered a new variant of this malware that we are calling Lite Zeus. Aside from being shorter with fewer functionalities, it has several other distinct differences when compared with P2P Zeus (GameOver Zeus), such as network communication, encryption/decryption method, and command-and-control mechanism.