The Zeus Trojan is the most prevalent type of financial malware. Zeus infects a user’s computer and lies in wait until the user logs on to a banking website. Once that occurs, it attempts to steal the user’s bank account information, passwords, and other personal information. This summer Zeus made its way to Facebook, showing how it can evolve to avoid detection and circumvent countermeasures employed by banks and security vendors.
This dangerous Trojan is detected by avast! Antivirus. In a recent simulation for MRG Effitas Online Banking / Browser Security Assessment Project, avast! Internet Security prevented the simulator from capturing user data and detected and blocked results for the 100 Zeus samples, all from live URLs. The same top-rated antivirus and anti-malware protection is available in all AVAST products, including avast! Free Antivirus.
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“In the cross hairs of anonymous”
The hacktivist group Anonymous announced phase one of a massive cyberattack, called Op USA, on U.S government and banking websites scheduled for next Tuesday, May 7. The White House, the NSA, and the FBI are included on a list of high profile government targets, and 133 financial institutions including the Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citibank are listed as banking targets.
Communicating through Pastebin on April 21, an Anonymous spokesperson stated, “Anonymous will make sure that this May 7th will be a day to remember.” They wrote that the reason for the attack is “…multiple war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan…”.
Anonymous posted a list of targets and mapped out the method of attacks writing, “You can not stop the internet hate machine from doxes, DNS attacks, defaces, redirects, ddos attacks, database leaks, and admin take overs.” Read more…
It has been raining a little over the last 3 days in Prague but the weather for weekend should improve. Sunny skies and temperature around 12 °C (about 54F) are expected. In general, the weather in Central Europe is mild and comfortable. Nothing extreme and this is what we are used to. That also means when we do have 3 centimeters of snowfall in Prague, it is a ‘calamity’ with a traffic jam throughout the whole city and everything stops working. I guess the winters in northern parts of Europe are much more harsh and unless there are 3 meters of snow nobody really bothers to call it unusual. And I also would imagine that it is the weather, lots of snow and 20-hour long winter nights, which drive internet usage up there. Read more…
In late 2003, I was offered a job in France. After about a 5-second-long debate with my family, the yes decision was reached and we were ready to go. Living in France was an excellent experience especially after I understood that beer is not la bière but “un demi” and asking for coffee is useless (and it’s absolutely useless trying to say it with different accent) because what you really need to say is “grand crème”. The only thing which I never managed to do was to understand the bank teller who spoke excellent French but neither English nor Czech. And on my side, my French vocabulary never really got much beyond “un demi et grand crème s’il vous plaît“ and so making money transfers or paying bills directly was simply not possible. The time had arrived for me to learn how to use online banking. Read more…