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New virus targeting bank accounts, credit cards on Internet: Germany

German authorities alerted computer users to a new Internet virus targeting bank accounts and credit cards and bearing a striking resemblance to the Sasser worm that disabled millions of systems worldwide last month. The Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) in the western city of Bonn said the new Korgo virus exploited security loopholes in the Microsoft operating system Windows. Like Sasser, Korgo does not require to users to open an e-mail to unleash its destructive capability but can attack anyone connected to the Internet. According to trade magazine PC Professionell, Korgo primarily seeks out online banking passwords and credit card numbers. It said affected users should change all their passwords and cancel their credit cards. Full Story

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