A trojan named DNS Changer that resets the DNS Servers in a PC has prompted the US Goverment to temporarily shutdown the Internet to give time for web users in the US to remove the Trojan manually. Although a Trojan infecting a computer network is not new, its the first time in history that a Government is shutting down the web to remove one.
a) Email from bank had attached "Important doc"
b) I (stupidly) opened the attached file (should've remembered the fact no bank would never send such an email)
c) It launched Trojan program WF_Docs_121113.ex Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Dapato.dhhv
d) Within maybe one second, Kaspersky Internet Security alarmed, blocked, and helped me delete that.
I was just installed the new version of Anti Trojan Elite 5.3.2. This is the free version of this powerful trojan remover for Windows. The latest Anti Trojan Elite 5.3.2 still comes with dull interface and old style icons. But don’t get deceiver by the old style interface.
The Hand of Thief (HoT) trojan is a commercial form-grabber and backdoor banking trojan released in July (2013) and aimed at Linux distributions. Coding and selling of these type of malware is a big and booming business, supported by the bad guys (the coders) and those worse than they are (individuals, companies and government agencies that patronize them).
The tech media has gone into full "told you so" mode after it was discovered that hackers managed to plant a Trojan in the popular Unreal IRC server, proving that Linux users need to worry about malware too.