New Cyber Attack Targets Bank Customers’ Accounts

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By , Staff Writer
Posted on Thu Dec 13, 2012, Last Updated on Thu Dec 13, 2012

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Another major cyber attack is threatening the country’s largest banks and financial institutions. And this one isn’t just going to stop you from accessing a website — it may be an attempt to steal customer funds, according to a report by McAfee Labs.

Called Project Blitzkrieg, the hacker campaign employs malware that is supposedly lying dormant in U.S. financial systems — and scheduled to go active by the spring of 2013.

According to the report, the targets of the campaign include Fidelity, E*Trade, Charles Schwab, PayPal, Citibank, Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), Wells Fargo, Capital One, Navy Federal Credit Union and more.

 

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