Proofpoint detects another massive spam campaign sending banking malware

Proofpoint has detected a new massive spam campaign used to distribute the Panda Banker malware. The malware, originally discovered in February 2016, become increasingly prevalent in August, with millions of e-mail messages targeting banks in Europe and Australia, as well as UK online casinos, and international online payment systems. The emails, which were supposedly coming from legitimate banks, contained malicious links leading to Microsoft Word documents. Once opened, these documents would download the malware into the victim’s devices. The malware would then use web injects to intercept online banking traffic. Messages used in this campaign were distributed in Dutch, German, Italian and English, depending on the targeted country.