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Sopelka botnet started life in May 2012 and was taken down by end of September of past year. This botnet was especial because it was an odd mixture of variants of the known banking trojans Tatanga, Feodo and Citadel, sending data to the same panel. Its main objective was the collection of banking credentials from European entities, mostly banks from Spain and Germany, but also The Netherlands and Italy. In addition, it made use of different mobile components for Android, BlackBerry and Symbian phones to bypass two factor authentication.
In December 2012 a "new" banking malware report was published, claiming that this trojan had stolen more than 36 million EUR from different European banks. This report and, above all, the stolen amounts were quickly published everywhere, but, in fact, this incident had a lot in common with Sopelka botnet and some details needed to be explained...really 36 million EUR?