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New computer virus steals bank passwords: Queen's University expert

2012-08-20

 

Queen’s University computer security expert David Skillicorn is available to comment on the newly discovered Gauss Trojan malware that is stealing bank passwords and personal information across the Middle East. So far the worst hit countries are Lebanon, Israel and Palestine.

The virus is being transferred via USB even if the auto-start function on the computer is disabled. The virus is transferred without the user opening a file or clicking on anything.

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