A new threat created by the amalgamation of the publicly available code of two of the most (in)famous malware around is targeting users of over 450 financial institutions around the world, warn Trusteer researchers.
On underground cybercrime markets, iBanking is a well-known piece of malware, and one of the most expensive ones, too.
A group of researchers from Cambridge University have discovered two critical flaws in the "Chip and PIN" (EMV) smart card payment system that can be misused to "clone" cards so effectively that normal bank procedures won't spot the fake.
Customers of a number of US banks have recently been hit by Voice over IP phishing (vishing) attacks orchestrated by eastern European cyber crooks, warns John LaCour, founder and CEO of PhishLabs.
Microsoft has been aggressively campaigning to get users to stop using Windows XP, and has gone so far as to offer $100 off the purchase of a new PC via the Microsoft Store in order to sweeten the switch to a newer OS (preferably Windows 8).