New IcedID Trojan Targets US Banks

Researchers are warning users about a wave of recent attacks targeting U.S. financial institutions that leverage a new banking Trojan dubbed IcedID.

The IcedID Trojan was spotted in September by researchers at IBM’s X-Force Research team. They said the Trojan has several standout techniques and procedures, such as the ability to spread over a network and the ability to monitor a browser’s activity by setting up a local proxy for traffic tunneling.

“At this time, the malware targets banks, payment card providers, mobile services providers, payroll, webmail and e-commerce sites in the U.S.,” researchers wrote in a report released Monday explaining the discovery. Two U.K.-based banks are also targeted by the malware.

Similar to the TrickBot and Dridex Trojans, IcedID both webinjection and redirection attack techniques, researchers said.

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Source: ThreatPost