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Trojan steals banking information

Date: November 18, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center

Computer Security Experts warns about new Trojan Banker-AJ. With the help of this program fraudsters steal money from the accounts.

The most alarmed clients of the banks Abbey, Barclays, Egg, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide и NatWest, which lost tens thousand dollars. Trojan Banker-AJ was created specially for these banks. Penetrating into PC Trojan does not show itself until users browse web-sites of the banks. Banker-AJ saves password and sends it to the hackers, which can pay off money from the victimized user’s account.

Actually, this Trojan doesn’t act when users browse false web-site of the banks; it waits for original web-sites and spies on passwords.

However experts say there is no reason for the panic, the only is necessary to install antivirus soft-ware.

At the same time representatives of the Kaspersky Lab say there are a lot of kinds of virus-bankers and they are directed on financial data theft. But till now they haven’t received a report on such incidents.

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