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    ISP Call Scam

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    Please can all the network managers inform staff about this latest scam.

    We have just had several staff complaining that they have had there ISP ring them and ask them to visit a site and download a program to speed up there machine.

    Once installed this program accesses any bank deatails and then money is taken.

    This program infects the computer and any storage device and is not detected by AVG or Norton. I dont know about other virus scanners.

    Richard

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    Sounds like a load of tut to me tbh it accesses any bank details? in what way?

    Ben

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    HI

    We had 2 staff from the same family on 2 different computers get hit and had the bank texting them to confim transactions.

    Once they rang the bank not using the number on the text they had the transactions stopped and had to cancel there cards.

    I have no idea how this program goes my guess is a root kit.

    Richard

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    Apparently, this isn't a new thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricki View Post
    HI

    We had 2 staff from the same family on 2 different computers get hit and had the bank texting them to confim transactions.

    Once they rang the bank not using the number on the text they had the transactions stopped and had to cancel there cards.

    I have no idea how this program goes my guess is a root kit.

    Richard
    I'd be changing banks then

    Ben

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