The Pinch Trojan is a type of malware that has infected thousands of web users. The malware has a capacity to bypass antivirus software and acquire user passwords, credit card information and more. Although legal action occurred in 2007, Pinch Trojan is still operating today, typically being bundled with other malware software. Pinch Trojan software is the subject of the recent Information Warfare Monitor blog published by Nart Villeneuve, Chief Research Officer for SecDev.cyber and senior research fellow at the Citizen Lab. Nart Villeneuve demonstrates that older malware continues to persist. Recently, the Pinch Trojan has acquired data from over 26,308 IP addresses, including victims such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

Read Nart Villeneuve’s blog from the Information Warfare Monitor