Identity theft protection and update on Massive Identity theft story



Sunbeltblog has another update related to their earlier story about the massive identity theft ring. In this story they make clear that the keylogger was NOT directly related to coolwebsearch. It was apparently seperate and independant it was discovered during a coolwebsearch infestation, but appears unrelated.



They also detail suggestions for identifying if you have a keylogger installed. (Personal firewall software like Zonealarm can be used to identify what’s running.) They suggest Grisoft as a free antivirus scanner, but from what they say, nothing currently seems to detect this keylogger. They’re working on adding it’s signature to their products scanning database. (Counterspy). They do say that if you’ve determined that you have a keylogger on your system, shut it down and start calling your bank and credit card companies, etc. (assuming you’ve ever typed relevant info on bank account / credit card numbers on the computer.)

Also, the original story on CNet news.

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