Analyzing Project Blitzkrieg, a Credible ThreatDecember 17, 2012 No Comments
Project Blitzkrieg, a current attack on US financial institutions, got a lot of media
attention following a blog posting by RSA researchers who wrote they had discovered
an operation run by an individual known as vorVzakone. RSA identified the malware
as belonging to the Gozi family and labeled it Prinimalka. VorVzakone’s claim was met
with skepticism from Russian Underweb forums as well as from others in the research
community. This paper provides an insight into the creditability of this threat to the
financial industry and analyzes the claims made by vorVzakone in his forum posting.
If the aims of Project Blitzkrieg, as vorVzakone has claimed, become fully realized by spring 2013, the financial industry needs to be prepared.
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