Security researchers have discovered a complex cybercrime group that targets banking customers in Mexico and other Latin American countries using an “unusually sophisticated” malware program. The program shares features of the Stuxnet computer worm that caused substantial damage to Iran’s nuclear program, according to tech website The Next Web.
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“At first sight, Dark Tequila looks like any other banking Trojan, hunting information and credentials for financial gain. Deeper analysis, however, reveals a complexity of malware not often seen in financial threats. The code’s modular structure and its obfuscation and detection mechanisms help it to avoid discovery and to deliver its malicious payload only when the malware decides it is safe to do so,” Dmitry Bestuzhev, head of Global Research and Analysis at Kaspersky, said in a statement (TNW).