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Infosecurity magazine is quoting Manchester, England, news sources as reporting that the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit has arrested a man and a woman and charged them with distributing the Zbot Trojan.

Infosecurity wrote: “the Zbot trojan has become one of the most virulent trojans in recent months with Sunbelt Software reporting incidences as 25% up during October compared to the month before.”

Zbot uses a wide variety of social engineering tricks to spread through a variety of methods, including spam email and Web downloads. It created a large botnet that collects information about victim’s credit card, banking and social network logins.

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Tom Kelchner