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FBI Warns of Malware Phishing Scam

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virus411So long as people click on unsolicited attachments in e-mail, scammers will invent new ways to take their money, identities and more.

The FBI last week issued a warning on one such new Internet blight called "Gameover," which, once ensconced on your PC, can steal usernames and passwords and defeat common methods of user authentication employed by financial institutions.

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The FBI said it has seen an increase in the use of Gameover, which is an e-mail phishing scheme that invokes the names of prominent government financial institutions -- the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the Federal Reserve Bank or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

The FBI says Gameover is a newer variant of the Zeus malware, which was created several years ago and specifically targeted banking information.

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By Michael Cooney, NetworkWorld  


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