Wired PR News.com – Firefox users are encouraged to use precaution when dealing with online transactions that involve releasing their banking and personal information. As reported by PC World, a rare kind of malware has been discovered that only targets users of Firefox to collect banking site passwords. BitDefender researchers have labeled the malicious software “Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A” which shows up as an add-on to the Foxfire site.
As noted in the PC World report, the malware can identify information for over 100 web sites of financial institutions like Wachovia and Bank of America as well as sites used for money transfers such as PayPal. It is stated to retrieve user login information and send it to a server in Russia. It registers on PCs in the Foxfire script collection “Greasemonkey.”
Firefox users should be careful when downloading files onto their system. BitDefender has upgraded some of its products to detect the malware for user protection.
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