p Hackers are targeting UK banks with a fresh wave of attacks, using what security experts consider to be one of the most advanced banking trojan currently active in the wild.

Dubbed Gootkit, the malware was spotted launching a more advanced attack at high-profile financial institutions, to steal banking credentials and other such data.

Security researchers noted that the hackers operating the Gootkit malware have begun launching redirection attacks on banks' web applications.

Such redirection attacks have recently been employed by other prominent banking trojans such as TrickBot and Dridex, both of which are considered to be proliferate and highly effective.

Researchers said it is not uncommon for such advanced banking malware to be operated by organised cybercrime gangs.

This is because the cybercrime community holds the security of UK's financial sector in high regard.

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