Zeus banking malware nestles a crucial file in a photo

Security software is less likely to flag a '.jpg' file as a malicious

  • A variant of the Zeus banking trojan is hiding a configuration file that tells it what banks to attack in a ".jpg" image file.

  • The ".jpg" file contains a list of banks that Zeus can attack.

  • When viewed in bitmap mode, the code added by the hackers to the image is evident.

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