CIO.com: The FDIC has released its estimates about computerized fraud scams for the third quarter of 2009, and the results don't look pretty. Scam artists made away with $120 million of consumer money, while companies lost about $25 million.
David Nelson, an examination specialist with the FDIC, explained that almost all of the incidents reported to the FDIC "related to malware on online banking customers' PCs." In most cases, victims unknowingly downloaded Trojans from malicious Web sites. Those Trojans logged the users' passwords and sent them back to the criminals.