version of the notorious Zeus family of banking malware has been found, an
indication that cybercriminals are preparing for the software industry's move
away from older 32-bit architectures.
Lab discovered the 64-bit version of Zeus within a 32-bit sample. A code
analysis indicates the malware has been circulating the Internet at least since
discovery is considered a milestone because the popularity of Zeus and its
variants indicates that 64-bit development in the underground has become
mainstream, Kurt Baumgartner, principal security researcher for Kaspersky,
said. This means the security industry now has a "certain and real 64-bit
problem." Read more.