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Hackers Target U.S., U.K. And India Finance Employees With Trojans

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Lester Coleman

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Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.


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Hackers Target U.S., U.K. And India Finance Employees With Trojans

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Two families of remote-access Trojans (RATs) have infiltrated small companies in the U.S., the U.K. and India since early 2015 and have stolen money, according to Symantec, a Mountain View, Calif.-based technology security company. The attackers are using Trojan.Nancrat and Backdoor.Breut, which are publicly-available., and have stolen money by targeting employees overseeing fund transfers and accounts. For most of 2015, most targets were in India. The activity in India and the U.S. has tapered off in the last few months while those in the U.K. have increased.   Hackers Switch Tactics The attackers began using Backdoor.Breut in early 2015, and…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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