AÂ latest version Zeus trojan(Zeus3) has made havoc on thousand of bank accounts Â Â worldwide.Cyber criminals have raided the accounts of thousands of British internet bank customers in one of the most sophisticated attacks of its kind.
The trojan first came to the limelight on last month, and has drained more than 3,000 bank accounts. Â Â M86 Security, the first group who discover the trojan, says: We have never seen such a sophisticated and dangerous threat. Always check your balance and have a good idea of what it is.Trojans hide in websites, emails or downloads. Once installed on a home computer, the programme waits until the user visits their online bank and then secretly records their account details and passwords thus using the information to transfer between Â£1,000Â and Â£5,000 to other bank accounts.The ugly part is that the trojan, after clear out your bank account, servesÂ up a fake bankÂ statement page. It looks like you have all of your money, but you actually have $50 left in your entire account.
The attack has been traced to a ‘control and command’Â centerÂ somewhere in Eastern Europe but the nationality of the cybercriminals is unknown.No available Â anti-malware software can detect the trojan,Â at-leastÂ for the time being youâ€™re not safe.