Tricky Malware Targets Bank Customers

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A dangerous malware has targeted the customers of more than sixty prominent businesses, including major banks like Wells Fargo, Fifth Third, and Citibank, as well as retailers such as Amazon and email providers like Yahoo and AOL.

Crooks use phishing attacks to trick consumers into visiting malicious sites and downloading malware that can compromise their data. As always, be very cautious about messages and emails that claim to be from financial institutions or warn you about issues with an account such as Amazon or Paypal.

If you think there might actually be an issue, open up a new browser window to check your account. Don’t click on any link provided in an email.

Here’s a list of some of the companies these crooks have impersonated.

Amazon
AmericanExpress
Ameritrade
AOL
Associated Banc-Corp
BancorpSouth
Bank of Montreal
Barclays Bank Delaware
Blockchain.com
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Capital One
Card Center Direct
Centennial Bank
Chase Consumer
Citi
Citibank
Citizens Financial Group
Coamerica
Columbia Bank
Desjardins Group
E-Trade
Fidelity
Fifth Third Bank
FundsXpress
Google
GoToMyCard
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union
Huntington Bancshares
Huntington Bank
Interactive Brokers
JPMorgan Chase
KeyBank
LexisNexis
M&T Bank
Microsoft
Navy Federal
paypal
PNC Bank
RBC Bank
Robinhood
Royal Bank of Canada
Schwab
Scotiabank Canada
SunTrust Bank
Synchrony
Synovus
T. Rowe Price
TD Bank Bank
TD Commercial Banking
TIAA
Truist Financial
U.S. Bancorp
UnionBank
USAA
Vanguard
Wells Fargo
Yahoo
ZoomInfo

As always, be vigilant.

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