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.