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
Banking trojan "BankAsh-A"
The article mentions that your best bet is to make sure you use anti-virus and anti-spyware tools, frequently update them, and make sure that they stay running. I would add in there that ideally users would educate themselves about this as well - an educated user is the safest user.
Unfortunately that essentially never happens and worse yet, it hurts all of us as they get infected and spread it out to others.