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Hacker A-Z Helping Cyber Criminals Through ZeuS

A-Z a Russian computer hacker, who has created new computer software called ZeuS, is helping cyber criminals to compromise users' credentials as well as pull off large-scale Web scams. Using ZeuS, some German criminals pulled off Ocean's Eleven-like caper, stole $6 Million from certain banks located in the US, Italy, Spain and the UK, says SecureWorks, a firm that tracks cyber crimes and provides security solutions.

Moreover, A-Z sent a wave of spam mails containing purported links pointing to electronic greeting cards, celebrity videos and news stories. Clicking on any of these links plants generic ZeuS on a user's computer. Generic ZeuS gathers data typed on one's banking page or other Web pages. The program also converts the computer into a spam-spewing bot bringing it under re...

» SPAMfighter News - 8/19/2008

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