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Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Avoid the Trojan Banker Virus

Advances in technology have made many aspects of our work lives easier, but have also increased the likelihood of fraud and security breaches. A recent case in Ontario involving a computer infection known as the Trojan Banker Virus enabled fraudsters to gain access to a law firm’s trust account and resulted in a six-figure loss. The Trojan Banker Virus is designed to capture financial account information and law firms are being targeted. Passwords are stolen through a keystroke logger installed through a variety of methods including opening email attachments from unknown senders, visiting websites or installation of software programs. Such occurrences magnify the reality of fraud threats and emphasize the importance of awareness and prevention.

Read more on the causes of the Trojan Banker Virus, details on this particular fraud and tips on how to prevent being victimized  by visiting


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Calgary Office
Suite 500, 919 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P3
Phone: 403-229-4700

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Suite 800, Bell Tower
10104-103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8
Phone: 780-429-3343

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