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What You Need to Know About This New Bank Account Threat

By Michelle Drolet
19 Dec 2014

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Sophos Researcher James Wyke recently did an analysis of the malware Vawtrak. He found that Vawtrak has been targeting financial institutions, especially banks.

Vawtrak injects a DLL code into the targeted bank’s website, which allows a bypass of the victim’s two-factor authentication and infects the victim with a mobile malware. The malware then automatically transfers money out of the victims account and hides any traces of the transfer.

If you notice unusual activity in your bank account or strange requests from your bank online, you may be Vawtrak’s latest victim.

REMEMBER- By not consistently updating your security software, you are more vulnerable to these types of malware attacks.

Contact Towerwall for more information about the best types of protection against Vawtrak and future malware attacks.