- Never, ever click on links (in email) that encourage you to “update your account information”, “check if your account has been compromised” or similar.
- Always, always login to your bank by typing the address in the browser url bar.
- Make sure your browser and operating system are always updated. Never, ever click “Later” when your browser or OS prompts you about a new security update.
- Keep you antivirus up to date. An advanced security solution will detect any harmful sites and block any malicious files, so that you don’t have to.
Because Gameover and similar forms of banking Trojans are designed to conduct their attacks in a clandestine manner, you may not see much sign of Gameover on your PC, other than some anomalies in RAM usage or file processes. However, a successful Gameover infection can be the cause of :
- Loss of account login data and other forms of information that are used in bank-related websites.
- Loss of other forms of information that are gathered through keylogging (a broad form of spyware attack that monitors all types of keyboard input).
- Fraudulent transactions from your bank account due to abuse of any information that was stolen in the above attacks.
- DDoS (or Distributed-Denial-of-Service) attacks that crash your bank’s website to limit your access and conceal these transactions.