Threat Database Trojans Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu


By GoldSparrow in Trojans

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,671
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,136
First Seen: April 25, 2014
Last Seen: September 19, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu is a variation of the banking Trojan ZeuS that is generated to install a rootkit. Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu propagates via the bogus Starbucks 'Gift from a Friend' email messages. The bogus Starbucks email messages encompass the infected files attached which declare that a friend has sent them a gift. The malicious Starbucks email messages are entitled 'Starbucks Coffee Company gift from your friend'. In truth, Starbucks permits customers to gift friends on various occasions. However, these fake email messages are not connected with the coffee company. This can be specified by the way it is written that it is not an authentic email message of Starbucks.

Another symptom of the fact that the malicious email is not associated with Starbucks is the sender's email address. The fraudulent emails are sent out from Yahoo and Gmail accounts. In all cases, they are sent with 'high importance.' The file that is attached to the unsolicited email messages is not a menu, but a malicious executable file, detected as Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu. Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu can be difficult to remove from the affected PC because of the installed rootkit. Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu steals personal information from contaminated computers.


Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu may call the following URLs:


The following messages associated with Rootkit.Win32.Zbot.sapu were found:

Your friend just made an order at Starbucks Coffee Company a few hours ago. He pointed he is planning to make a special gift for you and he have a special occasion for that. We've arranged an awesome menu for that case that can really surprise you with our new flavors.
In the attachment you can view the whole menu and the address and the exact time you can come and celebrate this day with your friend. He asked to stay anonymous in order to make some mystery and desire to come and enjoy this atmosphere. Have an awesome evening!


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