back to article Darknet: It's not just for DRUGS. Ninja Banking Trojan uses it too

Russian-speaking virus writers have brewed up a stealthy strain of banking Trojan that communicates over peer-to-peer networks using an encrypted darknet protocol that's arguably even stealthier than TOR: I2P. The i2Ninja malware offers a similar set of capabilities to other major financial malware such as ZeuS and SpyEye – …

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  1. Sander van der Wal

    So the baddies can stay hidden from the NSA?

    Business as usual, the spooks only catching the stupid crooks?

    1. Khaptain Silver badge

      Re: So the baddies can stay hidden from the NSA?

      The clever crooks are spooks...

  2. Crisp Silver badge

    Enterprise level malware

    Except that their helpdesk probably actually works.

    1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

      I should give them a call..

      .. to enquire what anti-virus product they use themselves.

      1. Rob
        Joke

        Re: I should give them a call..

        More importantly, I will give them a call to see if their support desk will take out-sourcing deals, they sound like a better outfit than the one we are currently dealing with.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: I should give them a call..

          It's probably the same one, just the other part pays better.

  3. Old Handle

    I'm curious how this interacts with the existing I2P network, if at all. On the one extreme, it could be totally separate, just borrowing the protocol, on the other it might actually relay traffic, which I2P nodes do by default, unlike Tor. Considering I2P has a smaller user base, this is going to give them a heck of a stress test if it catches on.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Could be fun to figure out a way to use it as carrier :)

    2. DragonLord

      it could also be a planned way for the criminals to expand the use of i2p so that it ends up with a large enough network to matter.

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