Experts Warn of Mekotio Banking Trojan Targeting Latin American Countries

A banking trojan known as Mekotio (also known as Melcoz) is posing a threat to financial institutions in Latin America.

This is in line with research from Trend Micro, which claimed to have seen an increase in cyberattacks that spread the Windows malware lately.

Mekotio is a known exploit that has been in use since 2015. Its goal is to steal banking credentials from Latin American nations such as Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Peru, and Portugal.

It was first discovered by ESET in August 2020 and is a member of the group that targets the region with other banking trojans like Guildma, Javali, and Grandoreiro, the latter of which was taken down by authorities earlier this year read more about Experts Warn of Mekotio Banking Trojan Targeting Latin American Countries.

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