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ZeuS: A Persistent Criminal Enterprise

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Executive Summary

After the Kneber botnet incident earlier this year, the ZeuS botnet was thrown into the limelight of notorious cybercriminal campaigns that the general public is currently talking about. ZeuS, however, has been in the wild for years and has gone through continual improvements, making it one of the most effective and efficient crimeware that criminals are using.

The ZeuS botnet is a short term for networks of compromised computers that use ZeuS/ZBOT Trojans in botnet-related operations. This research paper sheds light on what ZeuS really is. It presents fundamental facts that enterprises need to know and possibly who or what possible criminal organizations are behind the ZeuS botnet.

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