Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Security Threat: GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware

GOZeus - short for Gameover Zeus - is a peer-to-peer variant of the Zeus family of malware, first identified in September 2011. It is designed to steal bank log-in credentials by searching a compromised PC for files containing financial information. If it fails to find anything of value, it may then install Cryptolocker - "ransomware" that encrypts the PC's hard-disk drive, only providing the decryption key after a fee is paid.

Symantec has released a new tool that removes the component of Gameover Zeus that enables it to bypass and disable antivirus software and then fully remove a Gameover Zeus infection.

Download the tool here:

If you have any concerns regarding this threat, please contact us immediately on 02 8199 7650 or email us in the contact page.