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.