Malware that bypasses most anti-virus protections and steals online banking credentials has been reported at "dozens of credit unions," warns the Credit Union Information Security Professionals Association.
Known as Zeus or Zbot, the online banking Trojan is particularly dangerous because it's hard to detect and presents the phishing page after a user logs in, said Kelly Dowell, executive director of the CUISPA in Austin, Texas.
"This is a particularly nasty malware that is bypassing top anti-virus and malware scanners and compromising member accounts. Cases have been identified by dozens of credit unions that we know of. One can assume it is far more widespread than we've currently seen," Dowell said.
Dowell said a full report on the Zeus/Zbot situation is available at www.cuispa.org, where credit unions also can sign up for alerts.