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August 2018’s Most Wanted Malware: Banking Trojan Attacks Turn Up The Heat


Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals an increase in banking trojan attacks, as organizations feel the impact of large scale Ramnit campaign

Check Pointhas published its latest Global Threat Index for August 2018, revealing a significant increase in attacks usingthe Ramnit banking trojan. Ramnit has doubled its global impact over the past few months, driven by a large scale campaign that hasbeen converting victim’s machines into malicious proxy servers (detailed inCheck Point’s Research blog).

During August 2018,Ramnit jumped to 6thplace in the Global Threat Index, and 5thplace in the UK. This saw it become the most prevalent banking Trojan in an upward trend in the use of banking Trojans that has more than doubled since June 2018.

“This isthe second summer runningwhere we have seen criminals increasingly using banking trojans to target victims and make a quick profit,” Maya Horowitz,Threat Intelligence Group Manager at Check Point commented.“Trends like this...(continued)

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