Trojan Horse not just in Troy

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9 Call for Action)--If your business posts an employment opportunity online, watch out, you may be targeted by crooks.

The company received an email in response to a job opportunity it had posted on an internet employment site. When the company employee clicked on a link in the email, malware embedded in the link allowed the attacker to obtain online banking credentials of the employee who conducted financial transactions for the company. The malicious software changed the account settings and sent wire transfers to the Ukraine and to a couple of domestic accounts.

How can you protect your computer against malware?

The FBI recommends running a virus scan before opening any email attachments. In addition the agency recommends that businesses use separate computer systems to conduct financial transactions. The malware was connected to the ZeuS/Zbot Trojan, which cyber criminals often use to defraud businesses.

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If you have been targeted by this type of scam report it to the Internet Crimes Complaint Center.

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