Tuesday December 3,2013 : WATCH OUT FOR THE NINJA!
Russian malware said to target poker players.
Internet security experts have used various computer and internet publications to issue a public warning that a Russian malware dubbed i2ninja constitutes a danger to internet users and has been targeting poker players.
Apparently chitchat on some questionable hacker forums has revealed that the malware is effective on many of the leading online poker software brands, and even boasts a private support centre.
Speaking to PC World, Kaspersky expert Dmitry Tarakanov said the malware can be distributed via "…spam emails, drive-by-download attacks launched from websites infected with exploit kits and by direct installation through existing botnets” and if successful in penetrating a user system can access and exploit privately stored information.
Typically, once installed the malware will access the internet from the user's device and send the plundered information to the criminal using the malicious software.
Experts give the usual advice to users: maintain all anti-virus screens and ensure these are up to date; be careful in opening emails with attachments and be alert for any unfamiliar activity in personal files like banking, passwords, gambling accounts and other sensitive and personal information.