More than 11,000 computers have been infected in just 24 hours by the Pushdo Trojan.
According to the Hacker News, Pushdo is primarily known for delivering financial malware such as ZeuS and SpyEye and was very prolific in 2007. But this new variant is being updated to leverage a new domain-generation algorithm as a fallback mechanism to its normal command-and-control (C&C) communication methods.
According to researchers at Bitdefender, about 6,000 compromised systems in the 1.5 million-strong botnet now host this new PushDo variant. The most affected countries so far by the new Pushdo variant are in India, Vietnam and Turkey, but systems in the United Kingdom, France and the United States have also been targeted.