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ZeuS Source Code for Sale. Got $100,000?

February 4, 2011

Late last year, online crime forums were abuzz with talk that development of the world’s most notorious banking Trojan — ZeuS — was being retired, after its maker handed the malware’s secret blueprints to a rival developer. The recipient of those plans — the author of the SpyEye Trojan– has been hard at work on a malware strain that blends the two malware families. But new evidence suggests that the source code for the latest ZeuS version may have been given to a third party and is now up for sale in the criminal underground, a development that could soon guarantee the production of a whole new ZeuS lineage.