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The “Qbot” e-banking Trojan

Sev­eral secu­rity com­pa­nies warn of the “Qbot” mal­ware. This e-banking Trojan for instance is top of Check Point’s “Most Wanted Mal­ware” list.

The Check Point secu­rity com­pany pub­lishes a “Most Wanted Mal­ware” list each month. This shows which mal­ware is most wide­spread in which country. The Swiss list has been topped by the “Qbot” e‑banking Trojan since December already.

This Trojan is fre­quently spread using fake cor­re­spon­dence. Cyber­crim­i­nals inter­cept e-mails con­cerning busi­ness mat­ters and manip­u­late them with the aim to con­vince recip­i­ents to click on a link and open an archive file (zip file).

In addi­tion to our 5 steps for your dig­ital secu­rity, you should also make sure to take the fol­lowing measures:

  • Use up-to-date antivirus soft­ware.
  • Be wary of e-mails refer­ring to past cor­re­spon­dence, in par­tic­ular if they con­tain a link asking you to click on it.
  • Check the sender address of the e-mail and the Internet address the link points to by hov­ering over it with your mouse without clicking.
  • Never load and open zip files from unknown sources.

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