IcedID malware branches out
In September 2017, IcedID was first spotted in the wild. The malware was being used in phishing schemes, and if the unsuspecting user downloaded it onto their system, it would go to work stealing bank credentials. One of its ruses was putting up a lookalike bank app login page, which would capture the user’s credentials as soon as they entered them. Another ruse was adding fields to legitimate online pages to prompt users into giving out more info than they would otherwise.