New variant of Zeus Trojan targeting bank accounts, FBI warns
A new variant of the Zeus Trojan that can give hackers access to people’s bank accounts is being spread via phishing e-mails purportedly from financial institutions, the FBI warns.
The unsolicited e-mails seem to come from the National Automated Clearing House Association, the Federal Reserve Bank or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the FBI says in its warning. Clicking on a link in the e-mail sends the recipient to a website where the malware is downloaded.
“The malware is appropriately called ‘Gameover’ because once it’s on your computer, it can steal usernames and passwords and defeat common methods of user authentication employed by financial institutions.” The FBI said. “And once the crooks get into your bank account, it’s definitely ‘game over.'”