Shifu Trojan Hits 14 Banks in Japan

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 08, 2015 09:00 pm PST

Shifu Banking Trojan” by IBM security researchers, a dangerous new banking Trojan with a range of malicious capabilities has affected at least 14 banks in Japan and could be used to attack banks in other regions as well. Ken Westin, senior security analyst for tripwire commented on the new banking trojan is attacking 14 japanese banks.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Ken Westin, Senior Security Analyst for Tripwire :

Banking malware has become highly competitive and Shifu is a reflection of how in many ways malware development has become Darwinian, following the survival of the fittest. By borrowing best of breed features from different pieces of malware, the developers are both reusing existing code as well as enabling their tool to adapt to their target environment. To take it a step further by blocking other potential rival malware, they ensure their malware survival and persistence.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Tripwire” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Tripwire logoTripwire is a leading provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management and log intelligence.[/su_box]