The Asian Banker

Banks must remain vigilant with rising sophistication of cyber threats
Kaspersky Lab unearths new Gauss espionage malware, designed to spy on Lebanese banks’ transactions and operations.

Nov 22, 2012 | Magessan Raj

Kaspersky Lab recently provided details on a cyber-surveillance malware, dubbed “Gauss”. According to Kaspersky’s report, published in August 2012, Gauss is a new cyber threat having most recently targeted users in the Middle East. Far from being your run-of-the-mill malware, the online banking Trojan functionality found in Gauss is a unique characteristic that was not found in any previously known cyber weapon. Such is its level of sophistication, that Gauss is believed to be a nation state sponsored banking “cyber espionage” tool designed to steal sensitive data, with a specific focus…

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Categories: Data & Analytics, Operational Risk & Security, Risk & Performance, Technology & Operations
Keywords: Kaspersky Lab, Gauss, Flame, Stuxnet, Duqu, Alexander Gostev, Roel Schouwenberg, Banque du Liban, Ali Nahleh
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