New Trojan Horse Virus Stalks Online Banking
Infected computers provide secret log-ins to hackers
By Mat Probasco, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2009 4:43 AM CDT
A new Trojan horse computer virus is stealing online banking log-in information.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A complex new Trojan horse virus called Clampi is stealing online banking log-in codes from infected computers and broadcasting them to hackers who can then empty the victim's bank account, reports the Times of London. The virus spreads via websites laced with the malicious code, including banks, credit card companies, brokerages, and retail sites. It  attacks only computers running Microsoft Windows.

Clampi, which has targeted mostly small businesses, was used to steal $75,000 from a Georgia auto parts supplier, and $150,000 from the public school district in Sands Spring, Okla. It appears to have infected hundreds of thousands of computers in the US and Britain.

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Are_you--Nobody--Too
Sep 21, 2009 11:07 AM CDT
I'm glad I have a Mac and don't have to worry about this.
jagerhans
Sep 21, 2009 9:53 AM CDT
please ms windows users, don't switch to linux so we long-term linux users will keep being relatively safe in our environment where most windows viruses and malwares just won't run. i don't want to migrate to QNX.
JoeQ
Sep 21, 2009 3:56 AM CDT
Nothing much. What's gnu with you?