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    Watch out for the latest Trojan Virus !

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    zathrus
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    Watch out for the latest Trojan Virus !

    Post by zathrus on Thu 12 Aug 2010, 11:08 am

    Internet thieves have stolen hundreds of thousands of pounds from the online accounts of a UK bank's customers, it has emerged.

    These cyber-crooks based in eastern Europe have targetted up to 3,000 people. They stole an estimated 675,000 between July 5th and August 4th and the attack is still progressing, a net-security firm have revealed.

    M86 Security say the the criminals use an internet Trojan Virus known as Zeus v3 which steals the customer's online banking ID and hijacks their online banking sessions

    The bank targetted has not yet been named !

    Last year, it is estimated that 59.7 million was lost to online banking fraud and another 440 million was lost to credit card fraud.

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    I hope that that bank are tightening up their security software and that you all keep your anti-virus software regularly updated too.
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    Re: Watch out for the latest Trojan Virus !

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 13 Aug 2010, 11:39 am

    I think we should be told ASAP which bank it was that fell victim to this Trojan-virus.


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    Post by Angie baby on Sun 15 Aug 2010, 12:01 pm

    An interesting post Zathrus.

    Mind you I think that the big security labs like Kaspersky, M86, Websense, Checkpoint, McAfee and Norton etc' do like to keep us worried and therefore have reason to buy their products.

    I do not say that these Trojans and other bits of malware do not exist, I just think that the companies that make money out of fighting them do not want us being too relaxed about it.

    It has been suggested in the past that the back-room boys of some of these companies have actually created some of the viruses just so that they can quickly tell us they have the answers to them.

    Cynical ? Probably !

    Papa, or anybody, what do you think ?
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    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 15 Aug 2010, 4:16 pm

    This is why I won't bank by Internet.

    Cheers, HG
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    Re: Watch out for the latest Trojan Virus !

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 16 Aug 2010, 10:42 am

    Hmmmm, now you guys are making me think !...............thinking.........

    I don't think I would lose out on the convenience of internet-banking by not doing it at all but I do try to keep my anti-virus package well updated and I run a full security test on my computer automatically every month.

    I know I should do it more often but as a full computer scan takes a very long time I find it a bit of a chore to do.

    I do agree with Angie that the internet security companies try very hard to keep us worried, as they like to keep selling us their wares and it is not cynical at all to think that they might actually create such malware just so that they can look good by dealing with it. Some of them have been caught doing that a number of times in the past.


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