Wednesday, November 18, 2009
UK Police Reveal Arrests Over Zeus Banking Malware
A man and woman, both 20 years old, were arrested in Manchester, England, on Nov. 3, said the Metropolitan Police's Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU). The pair, who have been released on bail, will face charges under the 1990 Computer Misuse Act and the 2006 Fraud Act.
Zeus is an advanced piece of malicious software. If installed on a PC, it can send spam, steal financial or other data or conduct a distributed denial-of-service attack against other computers. Machines infected with Zeus are essentially a botnet. PC World