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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: FBI warns of new banking scam  

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Posted: 1 pm ET
Some crafty criminals are aiming to steal one of the most valuable pieces of your personal property: your banking information.

In a new warning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns account holders of a new spam email scheme that involves a type of malware called "Gameover." The scheme involves fake emails from the National Automated Clearing House Association, the Federal Reserve or the FDIC. These messages attempt to trick recipients into clicking on a link to resolve some type of issue with their accounts or a recent ACH transaction. Once you click on the link, Gameover takes over your computer, and thieves can steal usernames, passwords and your money.

The FBI also warns the thieves' hacking capabilities can navigate around common user authentication methods banks use to verify your identity, which is certainly a cause for concern. Those additional authentication steps -- often personal questions, birth dates or other pieces of private information -- are meant to provide some extra security padding.

Read more: FBI warns of new banking scam | Bankrate.com http://www.bankrate.com/financing/banking/fbi-warns-of-new-banking-scam/#ixzz1oeyMpCHt
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