Local banks scammed by PM scare

The Commonwealth Bank and Westpac account holders have become victims of a phishing scam in which malicious code reveals the physical location of affected IP addresses using Google Maps.


The software installs a trojan capable of keylogging user activity, hijacking infected computers.


The scam was circulated as a false news report claiming the Prime Minister suffered a heart attack. It installs a trojan and backdoor code to capture all user input as well as compromising a Web server to allow the hacker to hijack the victims’ computer.


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