First identified in 2007, the ZeuS Trojan has infected almost 4 million computers in the US alone. ZeuS Trojan can collect data on forms and documents, take screen shots, steal passwords and give remote access to the host computer. Financial losses due to the ZeuS Trojan are estimated at up to $60 million. What's really worrisome, however, is its polymorphic behavior – ZeuS can change its signature and thereby avoid detection by today's antivirus solutions. According to Deloitte & Touch LLP principal, and ICCS 2012 speaker, Rich Baich, there are at least 26 known variants of the ZeuS Trojan, but there may actually be hundreds that haven’t yet been identified.
Those who install an antivirus program and firewall may feel well protected. It is a false sense of security. Traditional solutions just can't be relied upon as they once were. Instead, Baich suggests companies continuously monitor their data and networks with particular emphasis placed on information that is sensitive or of high value. It's not a quick and easy solution. But until the next generation of anti-malware solutions comes online, prudence demands vigorous and holistic surveillance.
Join us at ICCS 2012 for more from Rich Baich, on threats, solutions and the current state of cyber security.
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