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Banking Trojans Targeting Users in Canada

Staying safe online still number one priority, says Jupiter Support

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Scottsdale, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/04/2016 -- Researchers have warned that multiple banking Trojans were observed over the past couple of months focusing on users in Canada as part of campaigns of higher volume and broader diversity.

The security company Proofpoint found that numerous threat actors seem to have switched focus to Canada over a short period of time using malicious Word documents to install the banking Trojans onto victims' PCs, malicious URLs pointing to malware were also spotted.

Although similar email-based malware and phishing campaigns have been noted in the past, researchers say that they appear to be intensifying lately. What's more, the malicious payloads in these spam runs are a variety of banking Trojans, specifically designed to steal money from the individuals or businesses affected by this type of malware.

Proofpoint has observed six different banking Trojan families targeting customers of Canadian financial institutions, namely Dridex, Vawtrak, Kronos, Zeus, Gootkit, and Ursnif. When deployed, these Trojans are configured to work with specific banks, which also allow researchers to determine country-specific targets and the location of victims.

Jupiter Support, a remote tech support organization, lists a few ways one can stay safe while banking or shopping online.

Avoid emails that ask for personal details and look out for sudden changes to your internet banking page

Avoid dodgy looking websites and check sites are secure by looking for the https prefix to urls

Build up a multi-layer of security to help protect your computer and personal details

Keep your computer up-to-date with software - anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall or a security package that includes all three

Protect your wireless network by using an encryption or password to prevent access to strangers

About Jupiter Support
Founded in 2010, Jupiter Support is a global IT company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. They are a premier computer service company that works to help small businesses and busy consumers with affordable IT support. The company focuses on maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction through a team that is highly equipped with fast, efficient and intuitive resources to deliver superior customer service.

For media inquiries regarding Jupiter Support, individuals are encouraged to contact Media Relations Director, Diane McDonald directly at 800-860-8467 or via email at

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Diane McDonald
Media Relations Director
Jupiter's Support
7150 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 444,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 USA

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