Tatanga, Trojan That Robs Bank Account

ITSC had posted about Man In The Browser (MITB) attack and this time around, ITSC will introduce to you a very powerful Trojan in IT security, Tatanga. Tatanga is a Trojan written in C++ language where it is capable of sneaking into a computer undetected and then inject some codes into practically all the web browsers in that computer. This trojan will then act as the MITB between the client and the server and hijack the user’s online banking session and gain full┬áprivilege┬áto it.

The beauty of this Trojan is that, it is still having a low detection rate. This is concluded after Virus Total had shown that only 9 out of 43 anti virus were able to detect this Trojan. So far, this Trojan has attacked the banks that are located in some western European countries such as Britain, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Most of the popular internet web browser were vulnerable to this malware and so far, the internet web browsers that are vulnerable are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Minefield Maxthoon, Netscape, Safari and Konqueror.

In addition to your information, Tatanga name is known to anti virus like Trend Micro. Others might have their unique name for this malware as it depends on the discoverer. ITSC would like the readers to take high precaution in the IT security perspective on this malware as it does not hijack online banking sessions, but also harvest emails, block anti virus programs, decrypt encrypted software and also capable of removing other competitor’s Trojan such as Zeus, an infamous piece of banking malware. Microsoft also already took action to pay more attention on this severe threat and recommended users to download its most up-to-date anti malware protection, version, which was just released back in 26th of February.

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