Gameover Zeus

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Gameover ZeuS, also known as P2P ZeuS, is a notorious piece of malware designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom. The Swiss Governmental Computer Emergency Response Team (GovCERT.ch) has been aware of Gameover ZeuS for years, taking measures against this threat in collaboration with Swiss Internet service providers since July 2013. In response to the growing threat posed by Gameover ZeuS and the CryptoLocker ransomware, an international alliance called Operation Tovar was formed. This coalition brought together law enforcement agencies, security firms, and researchers from around the world to combat these cyber threats. Their collective effort aimed to dismantle the extensive botnets utilized by both Gameover ZeuS and CryptoLocker, which were responsible for widespread system infiltration and data theft. Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the successful takedown of the GameOver ZeuS (GOZ) and CryptoLocker botnets. This marks a significant victory in the ongoing fight against cybercrime, demonstrating the effectiveness of international cooperation and concerted action against such threats. Despite this success, vigilance remains crucial as new forms of malware continue to emerge.
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CERT-EU
a year ago
Emotet Rises Again: Evades Macro Security via OneNote Attachments
MITRE
a year ago
Treasury Sanctions Evil Corp, the Russia-Based Cybercriminal Group Behind Dridex Malware
CERT-EU
a year ago
How the ZeuS Trojan Info Stealer Changed Cybersecurity
CERT-EU
3 months ago
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CERT-EU
8 months ago
How the FBI Fights Back Against Worldwide Cyberattacks
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Behind the Scenes of Matveev's Ransomware Empire: Tactics and Team
CERT-EU
a year ago
What Is Domain Generation Algorithm? Definition and Role in Malware Attacks
Recorded Future
a year ago
Dark Covenant 2.0: Cybercrime, the Russian State, and War in Ukraine | Recored Future
Krebs on Security
a year ago
U.S., U.K. Sanction 7 Men Tied to Trickbot Hacking Group
MITRE
a year ago
Dridex (Bugat v5) Botnet Takeover Operation
GovCERT CH
a year ago
Detecting And Mitigating GameOver ZeuS (GOZ)