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FBI Issues New Warning on Old Malware: Beta Bot

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

“The FBI is aware of a new type of malware known as Beta Bot,” it warns in an Internet Crime Complaint Center intelligence note. In reality Beta Bot has been operating since at least March; but is clearly now sufficiently active to come to the FBI’s attention.

Beta Bot is used by criminals, says the intelligence note, “to target financial institutions, e-commerce sites, online payment platforms, and social networking sites to steal sensitive data such as log-in credentials and financial information.” It also blocks access to security websites and disables anti-virus programs.   Read more…

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