Bot software peers at victims' screens

It is no secret that spyware can record all of your keystrokes. Theft of financial data (credit cards, bank accounts, electronic payment accounts) is regularly reported as the primary motive for hackers.

The good news: financial institutions are (slowly) changing the way they authenticate users. ING.com for example presents users with a graphical numeric pad (like a calculator) for part of the authentication data.

The bad news: as was suspected, hackers have also changed their methods and are now reported to also be recording snapshots of the user's screen (or general area around the mouse pointer).

Src1: Bot software peers at victims' screens | SecurityFocus
Src2: Ozdok: Watching the Watchers | SecureWorks

No comments: