28165554 story Sykipot Trojan Variant Stealing DoD Smartcard Credentials 44 Posted by Soulskill on Friday January 13, 2012 @05:16PM from the tax-money-well-spent dept. Trailrunner7 writes "A new research report says variants of the Sykipot Trojan have been found that can steal Dept. of Defense smartcard credentials. The research, published in a blog post Thursday, is the latest by Alien Vault to look at Sykipot, a Trojan horse program known to be used in targeted attacks against the defense industry. The new variants, which Alien Vault believes have been circulating since March, 2011, have been used in 'dozens of attacks' and contain features that would allow remote attackers to steal smart card credentials and access sensitive information."