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Zeus Virus spreading via Facebook
Zues Virus Empties Bank Accounts
Cyber-crimes have gained prevalence over the years and continue to frustrate Internet surfers. Facebook is an integral part of social lives these days. How can users not enjoy the opportunities it creates? It brings families and friends closer. Moreover, it is the ideal platform to establish new connections, be it on a personal or business level. Lately, cyber-criminals have quickened their steps to make Facebook their playhouse to stage malicious activities. There have been several viruses released by these scammers via the social network. Some have had their lifespan shortened, but others have proved impossible to terminate. The Zeus virus is the longest prevailing classification. The developers are working to restore safety to the web space.
Yahoo! Finance describes the Zeus virus as a 6 year-old perturbing Trojan that has been frustrating users and developers alike. It is relatively the same as any other Internet crime. Internet criminals embed malicious codes into the social network to collect sensitive, personal data. This includes bank account information and other pertinent credentials. There’s no profound motive to describe their future aspirations. Developers have outdone themselves trying to find a solution. It is a high priority Trojan horse virus, known to implicate the health of systems powered by Windows Operating Systems. With rich, security measures, Linux and Macintosh varieties have proved impenetrable.
Zeus and other viruses can easily start an epidemic. Through links and messages, a potential virus can go viral, allowing room for phishing to take place. Once the Zeus Trojan gets activated, the victim’s contacts receive duplicates to their inbox. The best measure of protection is to pay keen attention to messages, and links directed to accounts. Scanning computers after clicking on links or content that seems malicious is a practice worth exploring. Additionally, pay keen attention to redirected links requesting personal information.