Thousands of machines are still being infected by malicious key-logging software, after the rogue code was discovered earlier this month.
The “Srv.SSA-KeyLogger” was discovered by SunBelt Software, which informed the FBI. The key-logging software steals users’ logins and passwords for financial websites and then sends them to another website so that fraud can take place.
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Although some of the servers behind the farming of the stolen personal details have now been shut down, others are still operating.
Users can protect themselves against Srv.SSA-KeyLogger by downloading free software from SunBelt, which detects and removes the rogue code from infected machines.
The software is available at http://www.sunbelt.co.uk