New virus designed specifically to attack online banking software

Account holders at Union Bank of Switzerland targeted by short sighted virus writer.

Another virus alert is doing the rounds, but this one comes with a new twist that financial institutions and their customers might find a bit closer to home than usual. The new virus is a variant of the Love Letter and Resume viruses that did the rounds a few months ago. Like many viruses it spreads by using the address book of MicrosoftÆs Outlook, but this one also downloads a piece of password-stealing software that was designed specifically to get information from account holders at Union Bank of Switzerland AG UBS.

But there are only several conditions where customerÆs accounts could be compromised, according to the bank. Firstly it only attacks a particular...

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