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RSA Found New Banking Trojan Sinowal Running for Three Years

A well-organized and sophisticated cyber crime gang has stolen log-ins of over 300,000 Internet bank accounts and a similar number of credit cards in nearly three years through a malicious Trojan horse (Sinowal), said RSA Security Inc., an online security company.

RSA researchers have traced the origin of Sinowal Trojan, also called Torpig and Mebroot, to a server containing stolen credentials. Moreover, the Trojan has the potential to steal details of e-mail and FTP account. Earlier attempts of security experts to trace the origin of malicious Trojan led them to blind alleys. Users' computers get infected without their knowledge by just visiting to a website hosting Sinowal malicious code along with booby-trap.

As for the origin of the Trojan, one theory says that the Sinow...

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