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Bank Login Stealing Trojan Threat Grows
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 19:09

From Information week

Cisco (NSDQ: CSCO) released its Cisco 2009 Annual Security Report this morning, and it contains some interesting insight on many of the vulnerabilities and threat vectors we face today.

One of the most troubling is the continued effort by online criminals to steal banking and financial login information. The report specifically called out the Zeus and Clampi botnets. Both of these botnets attack online users to steal usernames and passwords.

According to the report, which was compiled by Cisco's Security Intelligence Operations team, found that both of these Trojans have made infection inroads. Cisco estimated the Zeus Trojan had infected 3.6 million systems as of October. While Clampi's reach is not yet as deep, having infected hundreds of thousands of computers.

Numbers like that are mind boggling - and meaningless if you are the one who gets infected and credentials stolen. [More...] [Comments...]

 

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