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Gauss malware eats banking details: Flame just got hotter

slashgear: A new “cyber-espionage” toolkit that can track browser passwords, online banking credentials, cookies and other personal data has been identified in the wild, security researchers have announced. “Gauss” has until now been targeting users in the Middle-East, Kapersky Lab reports, exploiting previously-unseen loopholes and capable of stealing data from banks including Citibank, PayPal and Bank of Beirut. Somewhat bizarrely – and still unexplained – it also installs a special font on the victim’s machine.

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