December 10, 2015
A new run of Spy Banker banking malware infections has been targeting Portuguese-speaking victims in Brazil.
While Spy Banker is an old threat, dating back to 2009 according to some security companies, the latest wrinkle attackers are taking is a new one.
The campaign, spotted by researchers at Zscaler, spreads primarily over social media—Facebook for the most part—and uses convincing social engineering to trick users into clicking shortened Bit.ly URLs over the promise of coupons, vouchers or premium software downloads. A number of victims were also compromised by drive-by downloads.