Cybercrime is a constantly evolving entity as evidenced most recently in Betabot – a trojan that has been circulating in cyberspace for years in various forms. Betabot functioned in various capacities including as a banking trojan.
Now, security researchers have uncovered that in addition to functioning as a password-stealing malware, Betabot has begun infecting users with ransomware. According to Invincea security researcher Pat Belcher, Betabot developers have created the "first known weaponised document" with password-stealing capabilities, which can also install Cerber ransomware as a second-stage attack.Read more
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