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Tilon Trojan Highlights Need for Cloud Web Security
Cloud Web Security even more important after Trojan hack.
There are two types of internet user in this world: the good ones and the bad ones. The good internet users are the people like you and I, the guys and girls that make use of the Web for positive purposes, taking advantage of the excellent software programs and websites for work and personal benefits. Then there are the bad internet users, the ones that thrive on the naivety of the good users and exploit the Web for their own personal unethical and criminal gains, by creating viruses and malware that cause havoc with our computer systems. Fortunately, there is one less of those bad guys to worry about today, as police have arrested a man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud using the Tilon Trojan.
According to a report by The Register, officers from the Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), investigating allegations of fraud involving the bank-account raiding malware, swooped on the home of a yet unmanned 36-year-old man from South Croydon, London, seizing computers and digital media, which will be investigated by forensic experts.
The report goes on to say that the arrest is in relation to an on-going investigation into the Tilon Trojan, a man-in-the-box strain of malware first detected back in July of 2012 by Israeli security company Trusteer.
The malware is related to the earlier Silon malware and works by intercepting data typed into web pages, sending the information to central command servers where it can be used by hackers. Data can include passwords for bank accounts and other sensitive info, potentially costing companies thousands of pounds.
While it is good news that police are tackling users of the Tilon Trojan, the South Croydon man is just one of potentially hundreds across the world using this form of malware to defraud honest internet users. With malware evolving all the time, eCrime units and organised crime agencies everywhere have their work cut out trying to prevent it. It is therefore essential that you put your own security measures in place to counter the threat of this, and other viruses like it. And this starts by installing Cloud Web Security.
Cloud Web Security from ITWiser has been developed to protect all of your machines, even when they are not on the network. The software uses advanced antivirus protection, a comprehensive anti-phishing system, and an anti-spyware and anti-malware engine, to ensure that malicious content is blocked and malware such as the Tilon Trojan cannot bring down office systems.
To find out more about how you can safeguard your computers from dangerous malware, get in touch with ITWiser today on 01274 868924. Alternatively, email us via our contact form.