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Trusteer, the Boston-based security firm, has announced that it has discovered a variant of a well-known computer threat, Win32.Ramnit, that has morphed into a new threat that takes aim at financial institutions.

Said Trusteer in a statement, “Ramnit configurations captured and reverse engineered by Trusteer were found to incorporate tactics from the Zeus financial malware platform. Ramnit has borrowed from Zeus the ability to inject HTML code into a Web browser, which it is using to bypass two-factor authentication and transaction signing systems used by financial institutions to protect online banking sessions.”

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