The FBI has warned that hackers are launching cyber attacks against banks and their customers in order to distract victims from massive online thefts.

"The bureau says the attacks coincide with corporate account takeovers perpetrated by thieves who are using a modified version of the ZeuS Trojan called 'Gameover,'" writes Krebs on Security's Brian Krebs.

"The rash of thefts come after a series of heavy spam campaigns aimed at deploying the malware, which arrives disguised as an email from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), a not-for-profit group that develops operating rules for organizations that handle electronic payments," Krebs writes. "The ZeuS variant steals passwords and gives attackers direct access to the victim’s PC and network."

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