Malicious software (malware) is the umbrella term for viruses, a type of malware that is becoming more and more common is the ‘banking malware’. Cyber criminals corrupt your PC with malware which is then manipulated and used to obtain your online banking accounts and financial details. Over 40% of computer viruses now a days have the ability to do this.
When your computer has been corrupted cyber criminals behind the destruction remotely scan around data and files in order to gain access to personal files. Some common types of malware which is used to steal personal data include the following:
Virtual Network Computing: used when public wi-fi networks are used, this is done remotely where the cyber criminals access the computer in order to infect it.
Cookie Grabbers: Picks up information that is typed into the web, this included usernames and passwords.
Spy Modules: Monitor web browser activities and enters them as you do, they then have access to everything that you do.
Drive Scanners: Search files and folders on the infected device and looks for documents containing passwords or other useful information.
Newcastle PC Repair
If you have been infected with banking malware or any other type of malware including any computer virus or ransomware Newcastle PC Repair can eliminate the threat for you diagnosing the issue and then disinfecting your system. To avoid being a victim of banking malware change passwords to all personal accounts on a regular basis, never use the same password to more than one thing as if it is obtained you could be a big trouble.
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR BANK WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO TRANSFER MONEY OUT OF YOUR ACCOUNT, THIS IS A SCAM.
For antivirus installation keeping your computer safe from all types of malware give Newcastle PC Repair a call on 0191 501 6720.