Online Bingo Player Shares His Experience With Malware Infection

The internet can be a dangerous place. Identity theft is a big problem and there are hackers just waiting for the opportunity to steal banking and other financial information. In face there are two Trojans designed specifically to steal banking and account information. Once a computer is infected the Trojans run in the background and in most cases people are unaware their computer is infected. Once an account is access the programs spring into action and record all of the details and forward them to cyber criminals who will then attempt to drain user accounts. Identity theft is probably the worst sort of cybercrime and does the most damage.

Victims of identity theft can spend years repairing the damage to their reputations and credit rating. It is important that all personal and financial details be protected with strong passwords and an up to date antivirus program. Although online bingo sites are pretty safe there have been some scary incidents. Last year an employee of one online bingo company stole the details of thousands of players and tried to sell personal details to the highest bidder. Fortunately he was caught quickly thanks to intervention from an online bingo operator.

The case of an online bingo player in Washington State illustrates just how dangerous the internet can be.  The player, who suffers from cancer, saw a television ad for an online bingo site while watching a Fox News program. When he visited the site he lost control of his computer. A female friend advised him to be careful and said that the victim thought the site was safe because it was advertised on television. When the victim went to the online bingo site he was redirected to a web domain associated with the rogue security program Malware Alarm. The MalwareAlarm website presents visitors with a dialog box that asks permission to perform a virus scan.

Unfortunately no matter what choice is made the MalwareAlarm program will download and start to do its damage. A browser window is opened and a fake scan takes place. At the end of the scan the program claims it has found several security threats. The program asks permission to more software to fix the ‘problems.’ A security expert believes that a malicious ad was responsible for redirecting the victim to the site containing the rogue software. Malicious ads are a growing problem for Google and other companies that depend on advertising revenue.

The victim’s friend said that MalwareAlarm took control of the victim’s computer and he was bombarded with a series of dialog boxes that made his computer impossible to use. The victim was tricked into paying the company for a program to remove the problem that they caused. Rogue security programs are a growing problem. The victim said that he hopes his story will save other online bingo players from the same nightmarish experience.

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