Experts Predict Mass Attacks On Online Banking Users: Kaspersky Lab has recorded several thousand attempts to infect computers used for online banking with a malicious program that its creators claim can attack “any bank in any country”. The Neverquest Trojan banker supports almost every trick used to bypass online banking security systems, including web injection, remote system access and social engineering. Due to the Trojan’s self-replication capabilities, Kaspersky Lab is warning a sharp rise in the number of attacks involving Neverquest can be expected, resulting in financial losses for users all over the world.
The weeks prior to Christmas are traditionally a period of high malicious user activity. As early as November there have been instances where posts were made in hacker forums about buying and selling databases to access bank accounts and other documents, which are used to open and manage the accounts to which stolen funds are sent. Neverquest appeared on the market even earlier – an advert looking for a partner to work with the Trojan on the servers of a group of cybercriminals, with their support, was posted in July of this year.