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
New Trojan Horse Virus Stalks Online Banking
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.
(Read more computer virus stories.)

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