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Zeus Trojan Virus

Recently, a number of financial institutions utilizing online banking systems have reported incidents of browser-based viruses infecting end-users. In the last year, Symantec alone has detected over 154,000 computers as being infected with the Zeus Trojan and 70,330 unique variants of the Zeus Trojan binary. These incidents are on the rise.

These viruses are causing online banking websites to display a pop-up screen asking users to submit additional information for verification. The viruses do not change the URL line, making them even less conspicuous. See Figure 1.

Robins Federal recommends exercising extreme caution when sharing personal information online. Due to it's many variations, the Zeus Trojan is very difficult to detect even with
up-to-date antivirus software.

Figure 1.


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