780 New Malicious Programs Designed to Steal Users’ Online Banking Data Detected Every Day
Submitted by sarah.bergeron on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 16:26
By: Kaspersky Américas on 02/02/2012
Did you know that over the last three months, Trojan bankers
have been detected on an average of 2000 unique users’ computers every
day? What’s more, did you know that 780
signatures for new malicious programs that target sensitive financial
information are added daily to Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus database?
In January Kaspersky Lab experts discovered a Trojan
designed to steal account details from clients of numerous banks. How does it
work? The Trojan waits for the online
banking service to run, then it opens a window disguised as an authorization
form for the respective bank, asking the user for their account
information. Once the fraudsters obtain
this confidential information, they have full access to the victim’s bank
account. While this particular Trojan primarily targets users from the UK, it’s
important to note that Trojan bankers affect just about every corner of the
Kaspersky Lab would like to remind users to be extremely
cautious with their confidential information, and to pay close attention to
online forms that ask for this sort of data.
For all the details, as well as a list of targeted banks, click here.