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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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