Banking Trojans: Danger in disguise


A Trojan stays unnoticed while reading passwords, recording keyboard strokes or opening the door for further malware that can even take the entire computer hostage, according to Kaspersky. — 123rf.com

It was a case of getting out of the frying pan and into the fire as users who turned to digital payments to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic ended up falling victim to banking malware.

Kaspersky global research and analysis team director Vitaly Kamluk says analysis of “threat data” revealed a parallel between customers going cashless and the use of Trojans to steal banking credentials.

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