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Windows 7: Zeus returns, SpyEye banking malware, Fake Kim Jong-il video

09 Jan 2012   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Zeus returns, SpyEye banking malware, Fake Kim Jong-il video

Zeus returns: FBI warns of 'Gameover' ID-theft malware

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A new variant of the notorious Zeus identity-theft Trojan is making the rounds and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says it is capable of defeating common methods of user authentication employed by financial institutions.

The latest strain of the ID-theft malware, called Gameover, begins as a phishing scheme with spam e-mails — purportedly from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the Federal Reserve Bank, or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) — that leads to malware infection and eventual access to the victim’s bank account.
Zeus returns: FBI warns of 'Gameover' ID-theft malware | ZDNet

SpyEye banking malware learns to cover its tracks

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The infamous SpyEye banking Trojan has a new trick up its sleeve: a feature that keeps fraud victims in the dark as it drains their banking accounts. According to PCWorld, by using a technique called HTML injection, banking customers are tricked into divulging account information. Once SpyEye accesses the account, it can now hide fraudulent transfers of money by displaying an inaccurate bank balance. In a blog post, security firm Trusteer explains:
… the malware hides (”replaces”) the fraudulent transactions in the “view transactions” page, as well as artificially changing the total fraudulent transaction amount to balance the totals. As a result, the deceived customer has no idea that their account has been ‘taken over’, nor that any fraudulent transactions have taken place.
SpyEye banking malware learns to cover its tracks | TechRepublic

Fake Kim Jong-il video distributing malware

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Security researchers from ESET have spotted a fake YouTube video, distributing malware in the form of a link found in the description of the video.
Here’s what happens once the user clicks on the link:
When the user starts the installation, an application is automatically copied to the computer before the browser download manager sees a new incoming file. This type of file usually contains, in addition to advertising tools, other types of threats such as spyware or bots. These threats typically gain entry to end-user systems through tempting offers that encourage users to download applications. In this case, the incentive is an offer of free access to popular television series and movies over the Internet.
Fake Kim Jong-il video distributing malware | ZDNet

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10 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Don't do any online banking. Period.
And if you buy online do not use your credit card. Pay when the stuff is delivered (even if there is an extra charge), or pay in advance by cheque or bank draft (possible in many European countries). It takes a little more time for delivery but you have managed without it so far. A few more days won't kill you.
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11 Jan 2012   #3

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

I always suggest to friends to dual boot their windows machine with Linux to do their banking and social network stuff. Allot safer than windows. Unfortunately, to many uneducated folks who click on anything get burned real bad.
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12 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bearcatrp View Post
I always suggest to friends to dual boot their windows machine with Linux to do their banking and social network stuff. Allot safer than windows. Unfortunately, to many uneducated folks who click on anything get burned real bad.
Lucky friends.......... excellent advice..... if they listen.
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12 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
Don't do any online banking. Period.
And if you buy online do not use your credit card. Pay when the stuff is delivered (even if there is an extra charge), or pay in advance by cheque or bank draft (possible in many European countries). It takes a little more time for delivery but you have managed without it so far. A few more days won't kill you.
No thanks. It makes things so much easier.
At the same time, I'm not the guy to click anything at first view.

Oh and, my "bank" is pretty much only in my province (i.e. Desjardins)
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13 Jan 2012   #6

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I don't use online banking, if I have to order something from a company I do it by phone if possible. I can tell you this is no guarantee of safety though. As I found out when I used my credit card for the 1st time in 6 months to order ink carts from a new place & I got a call from my card company 3 days later asking me if I ordered a expensive bottle of liquor from Belgium.
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13 Jan 2012   #7

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I do a lot of online banking and purchasing, but I only buy online through PayPal, which can only draw from a secondary checking account, which I only keep a couple of hundred dollars in. Since I do not roam the internet much, and am not subject to clicking on email links, I feel fairly safe. I hope that I continue to do so, because without online purchasing it would be difficult for me to obtain the things that I need.
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14 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Last one first....
@seekermeister
Good procedure but bearcatrp's method is a good one too.
@ borg33
Hmmmm ........ does your cat drink ?
@ lebon14
I used to love the countryside of northern Québec (except the blackflies in June) but it is somewhat isolated so you have to make allowances.
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14 Jan 2012   #9

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
@ borg33
Hmmmm ........ does your cat drink ?
Yeah, since it hasn't succeeded in killing me (yet!), it's going to take liberties with my cards....
You know the irony of all that? I enjoy aged Scotch occasionally & that's exactly what someone had ordered.....

Long story short, I got a call from the security department & they asked me "Do you have any idea who might have done this?"

I told them "Well, I don't want to sound like a smart ass or anything, but I haven't used the card in 6 months and just 3 days after I used it at this place, that's when the actions happened. You might want to start by looking there....."
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14 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I do a lot of online banking and purchasing, but I only buy online through PayPal, which can only draw from a secondary checking account, which I only keep a couple of hundred dollars in. Since I do not roam the internet much, and am not subject to clicking on email links, I feel fairly safe. I hope that I continue to do so, because without online purchasing it would be difficult for me to obtain the things that I need.
I just saw under your specs that you have Suse on your computer. So why are you not using that OS to do your online ordering and forget about using Windows for that?
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