Date Added: Nov 2009
While Trojan.Clampi's lineage can be traced back to 2005, only variants over the last year have evolved sufficiently enough to gain more notoriety. The main purpose of Clampi is to steal online banking credentials to conduct the unauthorized transfer of funds from hacked accounts to groups likely in Eastern Europe or Russia. The success of Clampi has likely resulted in the transfer of millions of dollars. Clampi has gone through many iterations in the last year, changing its code with a view to avoid detection and also to make it difficult for researchers to analyze. Clampi uses a commercial utility to help prevent analysis of its code.