“Researchers at security firm Finjan have discovered details of a new type of banking Trojan horse that doesn’t just steal your bank log in credentials but actually steals money from your account while you are logged in and displays a fake balance,” Elinor Mills reports for CNET.
“The bank Trojan, dubbed URLZone, has features designed to thwart fraud detection systems which are triggered by unusual transactions, Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at Finjan, said in an interview Tuesday. For instance, the software is programmed to calculate on-the-fly how much money to steal from an account based on how much money is available,” Mills reports.
Mills reports, “About 90,000 computers visited the sites housing the malware and 6,400 of them were infected, a 7.5 percent success rate, he said. Of those whose computers installed the Trojan, a few hundred had money stolen from their bank accounts, he said. During the span of 22 days in mid-August, the criminals behind the Trojan stole the euro equivalent of nearly $438,000.”
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