Anonymous supporters tricked into installing ZeuS trojan

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Anonymous supporters tricked into installing ZeuS trojan
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Botnet ZeuS
Malware Zbot
Botnet/malware group
Exploit kits
Services
Feature
Distribution vector
Target
Origin
Campaign
Operation/Working group
Vulnerability
CCProtocol
Date 2012 /
Editor/Conference Symantec
Link http://www.symantec.com/connect/ko/blogs/anonymous-supporters-tricked-installing-zeus-trojan (Archive copy)
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Abstract

In 2011, dozens of Anonymous members who participated in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in support of Anonymous hacktivism causes were arrested. In these DDoS attacks, supporters using the Low Orbit Ion Cannon denial-of-service (DoS) tool would voluntarily include their computer in a botnet for attacks in support of Anonymous. In the wake Anonymous member arrests this week, it is worth highlighting how Anonymous supporters have been deceived into installing ZeuS botnet clients purportedly for the purpose of DoS attacks. The ZeuS client does perform DoS attacks, but it doesn’t stop there. It also steals the users' online banking credentials, webmail credentials, and cookies.

Bibtex

 @misc{2012BFR907,
   editor = {Symantec},
   author = {},
   title = {Anonymous supporters tricked into installing ZeuS trojan},
   date = {05},
   month = Apr,
   year = {2012},
   howpublished = {\url{http://www.symantec.com/connect/ko/blogs/anonymous-supporters-tricked-installing-zeus-trojan}},
 }