Security analysts at SenceCy which are monitoring the advancement of a new Zorenium Bot discovered that it is able to infect also iOS devices.
Security analysts at SenceCy are monitoring the evolution for the Zorenium Bot, a new and unknown malware which has been advertised in the underground since January 2014.
This is the third article in two days of cyber criminal activities against mobile industry, demonstrating the high interest of cybercrime in the exploitation of so powerful and widespread platforms.
ZoreniumBot seems to be an ongoing project, the authors provided new updates this month, probably the most important improvement announced is the ability to infect Apple iOS devices. Apple iOS devices based on version from 5 up to 7 could be infected by the Zorenium Bot, exactly like Linux and Windows based machines.
The cost for the entry-level Zorenium bot is 350 GBP, the price grows up to over 5000GBP if the botnet includes advanced features like the support of P2P communication to C&C, or i2p C&C.
The authors of Zorenium Bot have updated the rootkit to TDL4 (Alureon), a very common rootkit that has been around for several years used in numerous large botnets. Recent versions TDL4 has different advanced capabilities, including the ability to bypass some Windows code-signing requirements.
The security analysts consider the Zorenium Bot very insidious because it still goes undetected by most AV companies.
The Zorenium Bot is an extremely versatile malware, it could be used for surveillance activities thanks formgrabbing and remote monitoring features, for financial frauds thanks the implementation of features of banking Trojan, to run DDoS, instructed as Bot-killing agent, to mine Bitcoin.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.