Online Trojan steals 500,000 account details

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BEDFORD, MA - A Trojan computer virus described as "one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created" has stolen the details of about 500,000 online bank accounts across the globe. Online security firm RSA's Fraud Action Research Lab has tracked the malicious software - called the Sinowal Trojan - since its detection in February 2006. The firm says that, since then, more than 2,000 web domains, 270,000 bank accounts and around 240,000 credit and debit cards have been compromised at financial institutions in countries including the US, UK, Australia and Poland.

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