25m at risk from bank hack
Those pesky hackers are at it again, making a bee-line for Britain's 25million internet banking users after cracking the latest generation of security devices. You know those calculator-style keypads you have, to help you set up payment and the like? Well, those naughty crims have cracked them.
Gary Clark, of data protection company Safenet, said the findings of a BBC investigation 'raise serious questions' over ordinary anti-virus protection. What is happening is that hackers have unleashed a bug that tricks users into taking part in training for an 'upgraded security system'.
You log on, and they can harvest all that lovely information you give them from your device. From there, money is moved out of your account by a trick called 'Man in the Browser' (MitB).
Daniel Brett, of testing lab S21sec, told the BBC the attack is a 'very specific, advanced threat, specifically focused against banking.'
The general advice seems to be along the lines of making sure your anti-virus/malware software is constantly up-to-date and, effectively, ignore any requests from your bank to complete any surveys.