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Malware Authors Recruit ‘Money Mules’ From List Of Stolen Identities

The malware authors behind the Prg Trojan appear to be soliciting their identity theft victims to become ‘money mules,’ moving stolen money from bank accounts to the hackers’ own coffers.

Vikram Thakur, a researcher with Symantec’s Security Response team, reported in a blog post that they have discovered templates of e-mails that the Trojan authors are sending out, using their newly acquired collection of stolen identities to target their money mule scam at people looking for jobs.

“The templates all point to the same position,” wrote Thakur. “The job is that of a ‘Transfer Manager’ at an investment company. The job description states that the position would entail facilitating financial transactions made by the clients of the investment company. The e-mail looks very realistic and may convince many that it has been sent from Monster.com or Careerbuilder.com.”

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Malwares, Trojan, Indentity Theft, Intrusion, Hackers

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