Merger of Zeus and SpyEye viruses

SC Magazine reports new concerns that the well known virus Zeus could be merging with SpyEye, “a new fresh and sophisticated web-based bot”, as described my earlier this year.

The senior product manager at IronKey thinks that the Zeus virus is retirintg and that SpyEye will then become the dominant virus.  He also believe that the ‘sophistication’ of the malware will increase.

To quote David Jevans, CEO of IronKey “The demand is there for this malware as the codes get more sophisticated. They are now working on getting malware and the Trojan (SpyEye) is not as well seen as Zeus but anyone can change it, but I am not sure what will happen. At the end of the day people do not want the code to die and will give it away.”