Metel

  • First known sample

    2015
  • Discovery

    2016
  • Number of targets

    1-100
  • Current status

    Inactive since 2017
  • Type

    Backdoor
  • Targeted platforms

    Windows
  • TOP targeted countries

    Russia
  • The way of propagation

    Exploits , Social engineering
  • Purpose/Functions

    Stealing money
  • Special features
    Evolved from online banking Trojan.
  • Targets

    Financial institutions
  • Description

    A financially motivated attack group that targeted at least 30 financial institutions in Russia. They infected the banks’ corporate networks via e-mail with a modular malware program. This program allowed them to gain access to the computers within the bank’s IT systems, so that they could then “rollback” ATM transactions.

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