Published November 22, 2012
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.
Date: Nov 22, 2012
Author: Magessan Raj
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
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…