A new dangerous malware threat is worming its way into online bank accounts on Windows systems and informing customers that they need to refund money to unfreeze their accounts.
Malware scams targeting bank accounts have been around for years. This particular virus incorporates scary tactics that can easily fool any online bank account user.
The malware rests on its victim’s computer and is activated when the user logs in to a bank account. It triggers a phony message stating that the account has been credited in error, the malware then “modifies the amounts displayed in his browser; it appears that he has recently received a large transfer into his account.”
The malware lies dormant on a victim’s computers until he logs in to his bank account. Once he receives the message that his account has been credited in error, the malware then “modifies the amounts displayed in his browser; it appears that he has recently received a large transfer into his account.” If the victim falls for the fake message and fills out the attached transfer form, the money will go straight into a bank account controlled by the cybercriminal.
If you come across a message about an accidental financial transfer, do not fill out any forms online, and instead contact your bank directly to resolve the matter. And be sure you have your bank’s correct phone number; as some criminals behind the virus have gone as far as to create phony customer support numbers.
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