Citadel trojan touts trouble-ticket system

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Citadel trojan touts trouble-ticket system
Botnet Citadel
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CCProtocol
Date 2012 /
Editor/Conference Brian Krebs
Link http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/01/citadel-trojan-touts-trouble-ticket-system/ (Archive copy)
Author Brian Krebs
Type

Abstract

Underground hacker forums are full of complaints from users angry that a developer of some popular banking Trojan or bot program has stopped supporting his product, stranding buyers with buggy botnets. Now, the proprietors of a new ZeuS Trojan variant are marketing their malware as a social network that lets customers file bug reports, suggest and vote on new features in upcoming versions, and track trouble tickets that can be worked on by the developers and fellow users alike.

The ZeuS offshoot, dubbed Citadel and advertised on several members-only hacker forums, is another software-as-a-service malware development. Its target audience? Those frustrated with virus writers who decide that coding their next creation is more lucrative and interesting than supporting current clients.

Bibtex

 @misc{Krebs2012BFR823,
   editor = {Brian Krebs},
   author = {Brian Krebs},
   title = {Citadel trojan touts trouble-ticket system},
   date = {06},
   month = Apr,
   year = {2012},
   howpublished = {\url{http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/01/citadel-trojan-touts-trouble-ticket-system/}},
 }