As security tools improve, malicious actors are increasingly operating as organized cybergangs and less sophisticated actors are falling behind, according to X-Force analysis of malware trends.
Before it started fading out in June 2016, Shifu malware appeared to be targeting banks in Japan and the U.K. and evolving at a steady pace.
The financial industry is plagued by a few main types of malware and cybercrime attacks, including Shellshock and denial-of-service attacks.
IBM X-Force researchers have discovered a third cybercrime group using the URLZone malware to target banks and their unsuspecting customers in Japan.
The Brolux Trojan is targeting online banking users in Japan, and it's doing so with the help of previously discovered vulnerabilities and exploits.
IBM Security X-Force researchers have discovered instances of the Kronos banking Trojan and Zeus Sphinx malware being used by cybercriminals in the wild.
The Shifu banking Trojan has gone through yet another rejuvenation, this time transforming to target banks and wealth management firms in the U.K.
A brand -ew advanced banking Trojan discovered in the wild has been named Shifu by IBM Security X-Force, after the Japanese word for thief.