Malware developers have recently started advertising a new banking Trojan on a Russian cybercrime forum, researchers from Trusteer reported on Friday.
The malware, dubbed "Kronos," costs $7,000, but its creators are giving potential customers the opportunity to conduct one-week tests for the price of $1,000, which includes full access to the command & control (C&C) server and to all of the Trojan's capabilities, the IBM security company said.
Trusteer researchers noted that coincidence or not, in Greek mythology, Kronos is the father of Zeus.
The creators of Kronos promise a lifetime product license, and free updates and bug fixes for those who pay the $7,000, amount which can be paid via Bitcoin, Perfect Money, WMZ, and the Bitcoin/Litecoin exchange BTC-E. While updates and bug fixes are free of charge, customers will have to separately acquire newly created modules, the malware creators explained in a forum post. When Trusteer stumbled upon the offer, the threat wasn't released yet and its authors were promising pre-release discounts.