Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gozi Virus had raided bank accounts; 3 prosecuted; Banks ask NSA for help

The Los Angeles Times has a major story by Andrew Tangel about the “Gozi Virus”, which could load argo-fake websites for banks and trick consumers into revealing their logons and giving away their balances, with story link here

The virus has infected 40000 computers in the United States since 2005.

Federal prosecutors released news of charges against a Russian, Latvian and Romanian.  Many of the rogue servers were in Romania.

And today the Washington Post has an editorial “Rise of the ‘botnets’: Time for Congress to help against cyber attacks”, link here

Post reporter Ellen Nakashima has reported that major banks are now turning to the National Security Agency (NSA) for help. 

Users should frequently check all their online financial accounts online, during normal banking hours.  

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