Malware Alert 6-Year-Old Dorkbot Banking Malware Resurfaces as Big Threat

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The banking malware called Dorkbot is back. Samples of the 6-year-old malware are now ranked the second biggest banking malware headache in 2018 so far, according to new data from Check Point.

“Dorkbot, known malware that dates back to 2012, has entered back the top ranks, starring in the APAC [as the] top banking malware and also ranked second in the Americans, in the EMEA and globally,” wrote Check Point in its 2018 malware trends report, released Thursday.

In its heyday, Dorkbot was used by attackers to target Skype, Facebook and Twitter users. The original variant tried to con victims into downloading a malicious .Zip file with a message: “Lol is this your new profile pic?” Those who opened the .Zip attachment were locked out of their PC, roped into a botnet and their contacts were all sent the malicious .Zip and profile picture message.

The malware has evolved quite a bit over the years. Today Dorkbot is a trojan that steals a user’s credentials using web-injects that are activated as a user tries to login to their banking website, Check Point said.
 

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