‘Lite Zeus’ has fewer tricks, but updated encryption

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Researchers have discovered a new Zeus variant that packs fewer malicious tricks, but uses not-to-be-overlooked encryption mechanisms to remain undetected.

Fortinet detailed the variant, dubbed “Lite Zeus,” in Thursday blog post. According to Kan Chen, a junior AV analyst with Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs, the malware is distinct from other versions of Zeus, like Gameover, due to its network communication, command-and-control protocol and encryption techniques.

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