Researchers have uncovered some links between Dexter, the custom-made malware targeting point-of-sale systems, and Zeus, the notorious banking Trojan. Read More ..
In active development since September, earlier versions of Dexter communicated with IP addresses belonging to Zeus-related domains, according to researchers from Verizon's Research Investigations Solutions Knowledge (RISK) team. Dexter also shared similar behavioral patters with some Zeus versions.
At least four variants dating back to September have been identified and submitted to VirusTotal between September and October, Verizon found. Some antivirus solutions had detected those Dexter variants as Zeus, according to the RISK team.