Virus spreading on Facebook can drain bank accounts
The virus, known as Zeus, will sleep on your computer and monitor your web activity, perking up when you log in to do online banking.
Then, Zeus will steal your banking username and password, and then send that information to cybercriminals who will use that information to digitally transfer all the money in your account to their own.
It's not just any cyberriminals that are doing this, but lately the activity has been linked back to a group known as the Russian Business Network – a group linked to everything from online viruses to child porn.
So how is this virus making the rounds on Facebook?
According to the NYT, links on certain pages – mostly on NFL fan pages. The links masquerade as content hosted off of Facebook, such as videos and other links that would be interesting to dedicated sports fans.
Security experts at Trend Micro say activity tracked back to the Zeus malware hit a high point of activity in May – so much for a dormant virus that's been around since 2007.
Are you concerned about the links you click on in Facebook?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets