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Not Ham Radio Related But Important

This arrived from my bank's email server today. If you do online banking you should give it a read.

Al - N1API


Several new malware threats have recently been detected in the US and the American Bankers Association is now warning mobile and online banking users to be aware of these potential threats.

SVPeng: Android mobile devices can become infected by SVPeng via an Adobe Acrobat Update splash message or a spam text message with an embedded link. Once the malware is loaded on the device it looks for financial institution banking apps. It then locks the device and displays a fake FBI penalty notification demanding $200 in Green Dot MoneyPak cards. Experts are reporting that even those who pay the $200 ransom do not have their mobile devices unlocked, thus rendering the devices useless. SVPeng specifically targets Android mobile devices.

Dyreza: Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox browsers are being exploited by a new version of malware that redirects traffic to malicious servers. Dyreza is spread via spam messages such as “Your FED TAX payment ID” and “RE: Invoice #”. These spam messages often contain a “.zip” file. Opening the file infects the device and may allow your credentials and other information to be captured and misused. Dyreza does not target mobile devices; it exploits Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox browser vulnerabilities.

(This) Bank suggests that you safeguard against these and other
online/mobile threats by:

Immediately deleting any messages from unknown sources
Never clicking/opening links within messages from unknown sources
Installing an antivirus app, and keeping it updated, on all your devices
Avoid installing apps from third party websites or unreliable sources
Read the “permissions requested” by every app before installing
Not viewing or sharing personal information over a public Wi-Fi

As always, we’re looking out for your online security and will post any updates to our website as threats are identified.


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