A malware campaign that targets a number of established services and websites has been reported this week. It aims to fool the users of the particular service or website to providing their debit card data.
The new Zeus Malware has been reported to be targeting a number of the bigger names online, like Facebook, Google Mail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. The attacks usually come posing as great rebates or new security features and the like. However, the real deal here is that they somehow trick the users into providing their debit card data for the scammers to steal. Of course, the way the peer to peer version of Zues was presented was different in each scenario. On Facebook, the scam usually ran as a 20% discount if the users would simply link their Visa or MasterCard details to their Facebook accounts, promising that the user will eventually earn the money back when they purchase Facebook credits. The user is fooled into entering his or her debit card number, its expiration date, the security code, and the PIN.
In regards to Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail, the scam went on as a 3D security service through “Verified Visa” and “MasterCard SecureCode”. The users are told that any future Secure authentication will be performed through checkout once they link their debit cards to their email accounts. In Hotmail’s case, the users are tricked into thinking that they will no longer be able to make any purchases through Hotmail if they do not comply.
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