A man and a woman have been arrested in Manchester by officers of the Greater Manchester Police and Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) in connection with the Zbot family of Trojan horses.
Zbot is one of the most notorious pieces of malware of recent times. It’s a data-stealing Trojan horse, designed to grab information from internet users which would help hackers break into online bank accounts and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
Of course, once a hacker has your bank account information they can login and potentially transfer money to other accounts. If they break into your Facebook page they could use that to spread spam and phishing messages to the compromised account’s online buddies.
Typically versions of the Zbot Trojan horse have been spammed out to unsuspecting internet users, using a variety of social engineering tricks to try to trick the unwary into opening an attachment or clicking on a link to a website hosting malware…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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