Marta Kwa?nicka 30.10.2013
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alert CERT experts from Poland, there is malicious software that replaces the clipboard of Windows (that is, where the copied data is stored) account number, account number thief.
Use shortcuts to copy the bank account number is – at first glance – a great way to avoid the errors that occur when manually entering the account number. Now it turns out that they can lose money. – CERT Poland was able to determine that it has infected more than 3,000 users. Malware was definitely addressed to Polish users – bank account number, which is used to steal funds, was one of the Polish banks – to representatives CERT Poland.
Whenever you copy 26-digit number to the clipboard, it is swapped for another. Malware can override the account number, if it is copied along with some text. The swap takes place so that the format of the copied number does not change, so without checking the numbers do not tell the difference.
(G / PAP-Science in Poland)