Keylogging



Keystroke-logging computer viruses let crooks steal your passwords, and
sometimes even read your e-mails and online chats. Recently, however,
anonymous criminals have added insult to injury, releasing a keylogger
that publishes stolen information for all the world to see at online
notepad sharing sites such as pastebin.com. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Florida spyware vendor CyberSpy Software, two years after suing the company for selling “100 percent undetectable” keylogging software. Read the full article. [IDG News Service]

Purveyors of a new botnet toolkit are touting a feature aimed at
aspiring cybercriminals: the opportunity to commandeer computers
already compromised by an established crimeware package known as Zeus. Read the full article. [The Register]

Researchers expect Conficker to get worse in the coming year in a number of specific ways including the corruption on defensive systems, keylogging, DDoS, mass identity theft, and more. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

The FBI reports it has seen a rise of malware over the past few months targeting small and medium businesses and municipal government entities and school districts. Once a malicious attachment or link is opened, keylogging tactics obtain bank account info where criminals then initiate wire transfers or Automated Clearinghouse Transfers (ACH). The report also cites that in some cases individuals have been recruited to unknowingly help criminals with “work at home” jobs that tell them they will be working on sending these fraudulent funds transfers by Western Union or Moneygram. FBI has links to US CERT for help. Read the statement. [FBI]

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