'Citadel' isn't an all-new security threat. It's actually been around for quite a while. That's not to say that the Citadel malware isn't scary. It's a massively distributed virus that has infected about 1 in 500 computers worldwide, according to researchers with IBM.
Citadel just got a new, scary update.
Instead of simply logging all of your keystrokes after finding its way onto your computer, Citadel now targets password managers. Specifically, Citadel goes after neXus Personal Security Client, Password Safe and KeePass.
Cracking these password managers is valuable to hackers because it gives them complete access to your accounts. Banking, email and any other online valuables are open for the taking if hackers manage to breach your password manager.