Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water (am I the only one who understands this reference?)… Online banking is facing a new attack via a trojan which intercepts account information prior to encryption and then kindly transmits the data to be inlcluded in a central attacker database.
The Trojan, dubbed Trojan.Silentbanker by security software company Symantec, can intercept online banking transactions that normally are well guarded by two-factor authentication procedures. During a banking transaction, Silentbanker will change the user’s bank account details over to the attacker’s account, all the while mimicking what the user would expect to see from a typical banking transaction…….(Source: PcWorld/Symantec)