Password-stealing Zeus Trojan Spreading Via Spammed Emails
The mighty Zeus Trojan is a specifically designed to steal the banking details of its victims by logging their keystrokes. Once this Trojan is inside a system it is never easy to get it out, even if you gear your PC up with an antivirus program. This is why cyber-criminals are so determined to spread it around and infect as many computers as possible.
The Zeus Trojan is mainly distributed via malicious websites and unsolicited e-mails. The latest scam used to spread Zeus involves fake LinkedIn e-mails. The e-mails are apparently invitation reminders from firstname.lastname@example.org. In order for a person to accept the invite they have to click on the provided link which is actually a dangerous trap.
When it comes to the Zeus Trojan, it’s a case of prevention is better than cure. Avoid becoming the next victim of Zeus by keeping your computer software up-to-date, more especially if it is Adobe Reader, Flash or Java. Additionally practice extreme caution when clicking on links in unsolicited e-mails even if it appears to come from a legitimate source. Rather type out the URL yourself or go to the home page of the website.