Phishing Scam Uses Google Maps to Locate Victims

    Date20 Feb 2007
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4876
    Posted ByBill Keys
    Account holders with at least two Australian banks have become victims of a phishing scam in which malicious code reveals the physical location of affected IP addresses using Google Maps. Bank account holders in Germany and the USA have also been targeted. The software installs a Trojan capable of key-logging user activity, hijacking infected computers.

    The scam was circulated as a false news report claiming the Australian prime minister had suffered a heart attack. It installs a trojan and backdoor code to capture all user input as well as compromising a Web server to allow the hacker to hijack the victim

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