Bank staff beware! You are being targeted

Websense, a service which monitors web traffic, said criminal gangs are targeting bank employees with emails based on extensive research.

Websense’s Rajiv Motwani said the online attackers often did extensive reconnaissance of bank employees on social networks and via online searches.

The employee then gets what looks like a personal email, when the employee opens an attachment or clicks on a link in that email, malware is downloaded.

The criminals often use easy to find malware like Geodo which sends a copy of the email from that user’s (authentic) email account to 20 more bank employees.

Geodo can spread through a bank like wildfire and collect employee credentials along the way.

Source: Banking Day