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Gootkit: A brief understanding of the banking malware’s capabilities

Gootkit: A brief understanding of the banking malware’s capabilities

GootKit banking malware was first spotted in 2014 and has since been used in attacks against consumer and business bank accounts in Europe. Its capabilities include infiltrating banking accounts, stealing credentials, and manipulating online banking sessions.

In 2016, attackers behind the GootKit updated the malware with enhanced capabilities such as video-grabbing, virtual machine detection, installation flow modifications for evasion.

GootKit has been distributed via phishing emails as well as exploit kits such as Neutrino, Angler, and RIG.

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