Citadel Trojan: The Next Generation of the Zeus Trojan

Paul's Internet Security Blog

Security Trojan HorseI’ve written about the Zeus Banking Trojan several times in recent months. It’s one of the most dangerous threats to Internet Users and their computers. Once it is placed on your computer, it monitors your keystrokes and other actions to identify when you’re performing an online banking transaction. It then makes note of your banking sign-on and password as well as your bank account numbers. Then it proceeds to clean out your account by transferring your money to a bank account owned by the cyber mobsters, usually in Russia. As is always the case, a newer, better version has been developed and this one is called the Citadel Trojan.

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