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Aug 10, 2012

Gauss: The New Malware Threat

After Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame, a new malware threat joins the ranks of the apparently state-sponsored cyber espionage tools. It's named Gauss and targets financial data.
The Russian-based Kaspersky Labs first published details on this new threat, and the Hungarian research lab Crysys announced that they are detecting the malware just by looking for a font named Palida Narrow.

Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame seemed to be targeting at Iran. The Gauss malware appears to specifically aim at Lebanese banks. Also Citibank and Paypal accounts are the new threat targets.

A report by Hayley Tsukayama in today's Technology section of the Washington Post refers to the release by researchers of detection tools for Gauss, and you can read more here:

Gauss: Researchers release detection tools - The Washington Post

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