A new targeted malware attack is threatening UK bank customers. Security firm Trusteer said that it has spotted a malware attack that compromises user credentials by creating a fake bank log-in page and then uses those credentials to perform an "authorised" monetary transfer. The attack is being spread through multiple infection methods, including web-based exploits and spam email attachments. Rather than aim to infect numerous systems around the world, however, the company said that the attack is specifically targeting the UK and focusing on very few banks at a time, anywhere from three to seven in a single run.
The UK is not the first country to be targeted for such attacks. Trusteer has spotted similar operations in South Africa and Germany.