Rogue key-logging code continues to infect machines

Thousands of machines are still being infected by malicious key-logging software, after the rogue code was discovered earlier this month.

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.

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

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