Grandoreiro banking malware disrupted – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

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The banking trojan, which mainly targeted Brazil, Mexico and Spain, blocked the victim’s screen, recorded keystrokes, simulated mouse and keyboard activity and displayed fake pop-up windows

This week, law enforcement in Brazil took action to disrupt the Grandoreiro banking malware in a joint effort that was also supported by the ESET research team, which provided technical analysis, statistics and known C&C server domain names and IP addresses.

The operation – which was further supported by Interpol, Spanish police and Caixa Bank – targeted individuals believed to be high in Grandoreiro’s pecking order. Grandoreiro targeted victims in Brazil, Mexico, Spain and most recently Argentina, causing millions in fraud losses since at least 2017.

For technical information about Grandoreiro, visit our blog post.

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