The FBI is warning that computer crooks have begun launching debilitating cyber attacks against banks and their customers as part of a smoke screen to prevent victims from noticing simultaneous high-dollar cyber heists. The bureau says the attacks coincide with corporate account takeovers perpetrated by thieves who are using a modified version of the ZeuS Trojan called â€œGameover.â€ The rash of thefts come after a series of heavy spam campaigns aimed at deploying the malware, which arrives disguised as an email from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), a not-for-profit group that develops operating rules for organizations that handle electronic payments. The ZeuS variant steals passwords and gives attackers direct access to the victimâ€™s PC and network. In several recent attacks, as soon as thieves wired money out of a victim organizationâ€™s account, the victimâ€™s public-facing Internet address was targeted by a network attack, leaving employees at the organization unable to browse the Web. A few of the attacks have included an odd twist that appears to indicate the perpetrators are using money mules in the United States for at least a portion of the heists. According to an FBI advisory, some of the unauthorized wire transfers from victim organizations have been transmitted directly to high-end jewelry stores, â€œwherein the money mule comes to the actual store to pick up his $100K in jewels (or whatever dollar amount was wired).â€... for full article click :- DDoS Attacks Spell â€˜Gameoverâ€™ for Banks, Victims in Cyber Heists — Krebs on Security It's good to use Live CDs for online transactions such LPS (light portable security) Linux.