January 26, 2012 8:14
An official looking email comes from Twitter. It warns that another is saying bad things about you or your business. Or some other warning to entice you to click on the link. Don't. These are very likely scams seeking to lure you to a site to install malware or gain access to information on your computer.
Always log on to your Twitter or social media accounts directly at the site, not by following links sent to you.
January 6, 2012 3:09
The malware is appropriately called “Gameover” because once it’s on your computer, it can steal usernames and passwords and defeat common methods of user authentication employed by financial institutions. And once the crooks get into your bank account, it’s definitely “game over.”
How the scheme works: Typically, you receive an unsolicited e-mail from NACHA, the Federal Reserve, or the FDIC telling you that there’s a problem with your bank account or a recent ACH transaction. (ACH stands for Automated Clearing House, a network for a wide variety of financial transactions in the U.S.) The sender has included a link in the e-mail for you that will supposedly help you resolve whatever the issue is. Unfortunately, the link goes to a phony website, and once you’re there, you inadvertently download the Gameover malware, which promptly infects your computer and steals your banking information.
Read this story to learn more about the Gameover malware scam.
Please contact us at (734)662-1600 if you think you may have fallen victim to this scheme.
(Note: link is to third party site, www.fbi.gov. Bank of Ann Arbor does not control and is not responsible information on this site. This link is provided as a convenience.)