Silent Night Banking Trojan Charges Top Dollar on the Underground

A descendant of the infamous Zeus banking trojan, dubbed Silent Night by the malware’s author, has emerged on the scene, with a host of functionalities available in a spendy malware-as-a-service (MaaS) model.

Custom builds can run as much as $4,000 per month to use, which researchers say is now placing the code out of the range of any but large cybercriminal groups looking to mount mass campaigns.

“The price tag is steep, especially for the Russian audience [to whom it is marketed], where 500 USD is an average rent for a small 1 bedroom apartment in the outskirts of Moscow,” Malwarebytes researchers said.

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Source: ThreatPost