OM warns of increased use rat-malware Dutch companies

Jun

10

2016

The Prosecution notes that more and more small and medium sized companies in the Netherlands victim remote access trojans, or rats. Criminals infect computers with this company and are thus able to steal large sums of money.

The prosecution suggests that businesses are infected by the malware as a result of phishing. As employees of malicious attachments in emails or open links follow are business systems infected with malware, which criminals remote access grants to the system. It is also possible that the criminals keystrokes capture with the help of key loggers.

They then steal money in many cases to adjust the account numbers in address book applications for Internet banking. For example, by changing a business account into a personal account. Thereby making entrepreneurs often unconsciously large sums of money. Moreover put criminals in some cases, payment orders ready.

Therefore, the prosecution has a fact sheet released in which the undertakings warns this type of malware. Also gives avoid the tips to infection, for example by training employees and regularly check bank accounts. In the case of an infection, it is important to disconnect the infected system of the Internet and allowing to stand, so that the police can perform a trace evidence. Also reporting the crime is important.

Criminals also focus on other ways to SMEs. As demanded OM recent imprisonment of 12 to 36 months against seven suspects had stolen malware money from company accounts. They spread these banking trojans via spam messages that resemble reminders. Security firm Fox IT noted this week a large-scale campaign with that kind of English spam.

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