Hacker attack on financial applications

Latest security report shows that hackers are concentrating on the financial sector aimed at appropriating the money.

Through the new survey for the security firm Kaspersky said Vietnam hackers around the world are focusing attacks on the financial sector to appropriating the money of the victim.

Results from the report on the development of the IT threats in Q2 also shows the number of financial software malicious code infection is increasing rapidly as the guys who created them are actively coordinating with each other. This can be seen through the combination of 2 trojan (spy software) is the largest bank of Gozi and Nymaim, both of which are top 10 toxic financial software.

Banking Trojan is still dangerous online threats. They penetrate through the site under attack, spam email and the transaction page fake online bank after it has infected users, in order to steal their personal information such as your account information , password or payment card information.

Trojan Nymain previously was designed as a dedicated data encryption, ransomware users who then ransom to unlock them. However, the latest version back including the function of a banking Trojan from the source code of Gozi, give the attacker remote access to computer systems. Gozi stood in second place with 3.8% users with security solutions detect the malicious software, meanwhile, stayed at Nymaim Friday with 1.9%. Also on trojan Zbot topped the list with 15.17% financial software users to malicious attack.

According to the data of the Kaspersky Lab, in quarter 2, Turkey became the country suffered a malware attack, Russia in second place, was the target of 2.9% of online threats, followed by Brazil with 2.6%. And it is likely that the Olympic Games 2016 will push Brazil into the list being attacked more in the third quarter.

Security experts recommended Vietnam users should perform the following tasks to avoid being attacked on finance:

• Use strong security solutions and ensure that the software is always up-to-date.

• Regular run scanning program to detect infection may appear.

• Be discerning when online. Do not enter personal information on the site that you are not sure or suspect.

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