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Speaking with the Devil - Malware Adds Live Chat to Commit Fraud
The following message is displayed in the victim's browser:
The system couldn't identify your PC You will be contacted by a representative of bank to confirm your personality.
Please pass the process of additional verification otherwise your account will be locked.
Sorry for any inconvenience, we are carrying about security of our clients.
This is yet another example of the ingenuity of fraudsters and their ability to exploit the trust relationship between users and applications provided by their online service providers. This attack could conceivably be used against enterprises and their employees, with the attacker posing as an IT help desk technician.
What's clear now is that the barbarians are taking control of the browser. To prevent malware from getting onto the endpoint in the first place, the browser needs a layer of security that is on par with the protection to afforded networks, databases, servers, and access devices.
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