About 3,000 online banking customers have fallen victims of a computer virus attack that empties their accounts while showing them fake statements so the scam goes undetected. The cyber criminals stole an estimated £675,000 between July 5 and August 4 and the attack is still progressing, experts warn. “The latest virus is a variant of the Zeus trojan banking virus which first emerged three years ago and is called Zeus v3.”
M86 Security said: “We’ve never seen such a sophisticated and dangerous threat. Always check your balance and have a good idea of what it’s.” The scam was discovered after M86 gained access to the command-and-control server in Eastern Europe running the thefts.
The company said it was the most-sophisticated and dangerous virus yet seen and advised online banking users to check their balances regularly and have a good idea of what it should be.