Government warns banks about virus-like infection

Ted Bridis of AP reports “the government is warning financial institutions about a virus-like infection that has targeted computers at roughly 1,200 banks worldwide, trying to steal corporate passwords.”

Experts said the BugBear software was programmed to determine whether a victim used an e-mail address that belonged to any of the 1,300 financial institutions listed in its blueprints. If a match was made, it tried to steal passwords and other information that would make it easier for hackers to break into a bank’s networks.

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