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Email from 'Citibank' conceals Trojan

An email supposedly from Citibank carries a virus that could allow hackers to take control of a user’s PC. An email purporting to be from Citibank carries a Trojan virus that plants a back door on an infected computer, allowing a hacker to use the machine as a channel for other activities on the Internet. Email-security company MessageLabs on Wednesday afternoon reported the new email virus, which has been dubbed Troj/Downloader!4c52 or Downloader-DI. The first copies of the email have come from Australia, with more than 400 copies spotted so far, according to the company. The attachment is named www.citybankhomeloan.htm.pif. Once clicked, the Trojan attempts to download a further component from a free hosting website located in Russia. Full Story

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