New viruses pop up every day, but periodically a new one comes out that warrants pointing out.
A new version of a current Trojan Horse virus called SpyEye allows thieves to steal your bank information, make fraudulent purchases and then hides those purchases and modifies your balance in your online banking so you don’t know that it has happened.
Find out how it works and how to protect yourself with this article from MSNBC.com: Red Tape – New virus raids your bank account – but you won’t notice
The best way to protect yourself from an online financial scam is to diligently check your bank accounts. At least, until now.
Israeli-based Security firm Trusteer has found an elaborate new computer virus that not only helps fraudsters steal money from bank accounts — it also covers its tracks.
Think of a crime plot involving a spy who plans to break into a high-security building and begins by swapping out security camera video so guards don’t notice anything is amiss. Known as a surveillance camera hack, the technique has been used in dozens of movies.
As always make sure your anti-virus software is up to date and you have a firewall installed and turned on on your computer. Always know the sites you are going to and if something doesn’t look right just close the browser. Never install any software that you did not expressly start the install for yourself.