We mentioned this video in our recent Five for Friday post, but it’s worth sharing in full on this site. The above is a demonstration of a man in the browser attack on a user’s Bank of America account. When you hear about ZeuS malware, keyloggers and other Trojan Horses in information security, this is what they’re talking about.
The frightening thing with this type of attack is that it can seemingly happen to anyone. As is the case with the recent comeback of ZeuS, a person might click on a link disguising itself as a trusted site like Facebook, which then triggers a download of the bad software. That software in turn hides itself on the infected machine, only to kick in when users visit online banking sites or any other website where people store personal records and financial information.