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New malware strikes panic among B’luru bank customers

The bankers in Bengaluru claimed to have discovered a new malware that helps the hackers siphon off money from a number of bank accounts forcing the southern city policemen to probe a number of complaints they received from the affected account holders. The policemen probing the cyber crime initially talk of MazarBot, a malware, used to sent some SMS to the bank account holders’ smart phones which provides the hackers with the banking details of the accountholders. These include the One Time Passwords and PIN required for banking transactions through net and Mobile phones apart from images, call details and messages. The hackers are believed to have been targetting those whose banking details are in their possession since they were trapped by the notorious malware which sent them SMS link to be downloaded without sensing any consequences thereof. As a result, the hackers had an easy access to the account holders’ details in their devices, be it Mobile phone, personal computer or laptop.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: eHacking News

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