I am not sure if this is vaguely related to this story we just posted, but there is a trojan out there which lies dormant on your machine until you visit a banking site. Then it tries to mimic that site and steal your information. This is nothing new, these have been out there for some time - but it seems this particular one is news due to how sophisticated it is and how prevalent it is.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
When malware spreads across the internet, there are a few key figures that are tracked like the rate of spread and the breadth of area covered among others. While those numbers are interesting to some, Slashdot has a post up pointing out that Symantec Research Labs has a program that shows the spread with pictures.
Note that it is a simulator, and also please feel free to make your own Dune reference.