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Cyber Attacks - Are you protected?

Cyber Attacks - Are you protected?
Tuesday 03 Jun 2014 [9:12]
The FBI & the UKs National Crime Agency and a number of international law enforcement agencies have significantly disrupted two of the world's most dangerous financial fraud operations: the Gameover Zeus botnet and the Cryptolocker ransomware network. Working with a number of private sector partners, including Symantec, the FBI has seized a large amount of infrastructure used by both threats. On the back of this operation, Symantec has released a new tool that victims can use to completely remove Gameover Zeus infections.
Gameover Zeus is responsible for millions of infections worldwide since its inception in September 2011. Attackers use it to intercept transactions during online banking sessions, defrauding customers of hundreds of financial institutions globally. In a recent update, a low level driver component was introduced to thwart removal of the Trojan. Symantec is providing a new tool to remove it, along with the additional Gameover Zeus components.

Crytpolocker is meanwhile one of the latest and most menacing forms of ransomware to appear. It works by encrypting the files on the victim's hard drive. Unlike most malware infections, no fix has been found that can decrypt the affected data. This leaves the victim with the unfortunate choice of losing their personal files or paying their attacker.

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