Gauss Trojan steals banking information.
Published on August 09, 2012.
Gauss is a very important Trojan virus that was discovered in the middle-east which was created to steal banking information, email, intercept browser cookies and passwords, IM accounts, and social networking activity.
Gauss is very important because Gauss comes from the same “factory” or “factories” of Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame viruses. Kaspersky Securelist blog consider Gauss as a nation state sponsored banking Trojan. Also, it seems that it was created in August-September 2011.
Gauss is targeting Windows 7 computers and it is exploiting an unknown vulnerability. Luckily, most compromises computers are located in Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine. The Trojan was detected as Trojan.Win32.Gauss by Kaspersky Lab.