In the last year, there has been an increase in Trojan malware attacks as cyber criminals have changed their tactics from short term gain and obvious random ware attacks to more long term and subtle with the aim being of taking information which includes banking information and personal information.
Backdoor and trojan attacks have risen to become the most detected against businesses. Trojan attacks have has doubled in the last year by 132 percent between the year 2017 and 2018. The lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes told ZDNet, “When you say spyware, people think of how it’s been around for a decade or more and it’s old and boring, but it’s really effective and it’s really come back into fashion with the rise in attacks on businesses and a thirst for data exfiltration. Despite its potentially mundane trappings, spyware is quite a big deal again.”
TrickBot is continuously being updated with latest abilities. The malware has new abilities of being able to steal browser histories and passwords from victims in a move which improves TrickBot’s capability to collect data.