Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Trojan Virus Empties Your Bank Account

From what we're told, it has been active only in the UK in one certain unnamed bank - so it sounds like the virus was on the bank's computers and not at home users'. Stunning and scary.

Pretty sure this won't help anyone but worth mentioning, you can get free anti-virus from Microsoft: Security Essentials.

Also, for USA's Comcast internet customers - you can get Norton anti-virus for free...

Daily Mail: Thousands of online banking customers have accounts emptied by 'most dangerous trojan virus ever created'
* Trojan is still at large and may strike again, experts warn
* Bank affected has still not been named

Thousands of British online banking customers have fallen victim to a sophisticated attack by cyber criminals who have stolen thousands of pounds from their accounts.

About 3,000 online banking customers have been victims of a computer virus attack that empties their accounts while showing them fake statements so the scam goes undetected.

Experts have described the attack using a 'trojan' virus as the most sophisticated and dangerous malware program ever created.

The cyber criminals stole an estimated £675,000 between July 5 and August 4 and the attack is still progressing, experts warn.

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Spooky.

Cheers!

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