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SpyEye is a Network Virus classified under man-in-the-browser trojan that was designed for Apple devices that attacks users running Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera web browsers on the IOS operating system or Microsoft Windows operating system.[1] This malware uses keystroke logging and form grabbing to steal user credentials for malicious use.[1][2] SpyEye allows hackers to steal money from online bank accounts and initiate transactions even while valid users are logged into their bank account.[3]

SpyEye is a serious threat to banks and account holders. This infection mainly came from Email , Unsecured website , Gaming ,Porn website , YouTube . This risk-ware was responsible for the Equifax data breach by the end of 2017. SpyEye has the ability to insert new fields into a website prompting for user names, passwords, or card numbers allowing hackers to steal money without account holders ever taking notice.[4]

SpyEye may be detected and removed by antivirus software with a 20% success rate in 2009,[5] and still low rates in 2017. The only possible way to fix these type of malwares is to install network security [6] The 2017 report concluded to install the network security for fix up on top of antivirus were needed.. Make sure fix up should be done as soon as possible. Best buy, Geek squad, Office Depo will not be able to fix it at all.(NOTE: its not related to computer only it can damage all the devices in your house which connect to the ip address under your identity ). All the devices in your home will have the same IP address & it can be fixed only by IP technician. In United States there are only 3 companies who works on ip address. malware.[7]

Authors of SpyEyeEdit

It is believed that the creator of Zeus said that he was retiring and had given the source code and rights to sell Zeus to his biggest competitor, the creator of the SpyEye trojan; those same experts warned the retirement was a ruse and expect the developer to return with new tricks.[8][9]

Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, author of SpyEye, was arrested and sentenced to nine years and six months in prison.[10]

Hamza Bendelladj co-author of SpyEye, was arrested and also sentenced to prison with a combined sentence of 24+ years for both hamza and Aleksandr; both men were charged for stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from banks all around the world.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "SpyEye Targets Opera, Google Chrome Users". Krebs on Security. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Trojan: Win32/Spyeye". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  3. ^ Kirk, Jeremy. "SpyEye Trojan defeating online banking defenses". Computer World. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ Kirk, Jeremy. "SpyEye Malware Borrows Zeus Trick to Mask Fraud". PCWorld. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. ^ Trusteer (2009-09-14). "Measuring the in-the-wild effectiveness of Antivirus against Zeus" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 6, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  6. ^ Quarri Technologies, Inc (2011). "Web Browsers: Your Weak Link in Achieving PCI Compliance" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  7. ^ Irinco, Bernadette. "Trend Micro Researchers Uncover". Trend Micro. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  8. ^ Diane Bartz (29 October 2010). "Top hacker "retires"; experts brace for his return". Reuters. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  9. ^ Internet Identity (6 December 2010). "Growth in Social Networking, Mobile and Infrastructure Attacks Threaten Corporate Security in 2011". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  10. ^ Krebs, Brian (20 April 2016). "SpyEye Makers Get 24 Years in Prison". Krebs On Security. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  11. ^ Khandelwal, Swati. "Creators of SpyEye Virus Sentence to 24 Years in Prison". The Hacker News. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
   11. How did Aryan ASlian Created Spyeye Virus?