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Updated: Banks hit by Trojan horse. Norwegian banks are warning private customers to take extra care when using Internet banking after several have lost money. Finance Norway (FNO) says criminals have tried to gain access to bank accounts by using malware specifically designed for phishing when customers try to log in. Although most attacks have been stopped successfully, Banks Association General Manager Knut Kvalheim believes, “there have been approximately ten attempted payments.”

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Updated: Banks hit by Trojan horse

Published on Wednesday, 16th February, 2011 at 10:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 16th February 2011 at 16:36.

Norwegian banks are warning private customers to take extra care when using Internet banking after several have lost money.

A laptop keyboard (illustration photo)
A laptop keyboard (illustration photo)
Photo: Declan Jewell/Flickr


Finance Norway (FNO) says criminals have tried to gain access to bank accounts by using malware specifically designed for phishing when customers try to log in.

Although most attacks have been stopped successfully, Banks Association General Manager Knut Kvalheim believes, “there have been approximately ten attempted payments.”

“We constantly have to update ourselves when it comes to security matters, and this so-called ‘SpyEye’ Trojan is a good example of why,” he says in a press release.

Mr Kvalheim advises users to keep their PCs updated with the last programme versions and virus files. They also should not open attachments from unknown sources.

“Customers should contact their bank as soon as possible notice anything unusual when logging in or discover suspicious transactions,” he says.



Published on Wednesday, 16th February, 2011 at 10:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 16th February 2011 at 16:36.

This post has the following tags: trojanhorse, internetbanking, pcvirus, fraud, financenorway.





  
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