Trojan Attacks

Strong Authentication Has Been Weakened

Fraudsters have started to raid user accounts by beating strong two-factor authentication methods with Trojan-based, man-in-the-browser attacks, said Gartner Research. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

Fake H1N1 E-mail Alerts Lead to Malware

Malicious hackers are using fake alerts around H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccines to trick end users into installing malware on Windows computers, according to warnings issued by computer security firms.The latest malware campaign begins with e-mail messages offering information regarding the H1N1 vaccination. The e-mail messages contain a link to a bogus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site with prompts to create a user profile.  During this process, a malware file gets planted on the user’s machine.

FBI: SMBs Lost $40M in Bank Trojan Attacks

Hackers using a sophisticated network of banking Trojans money mules have stolen about $40 million from small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., according to the latest installment in a series by Washington Post writer Brian Krebs.

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