Mimicking Validation E-Mails
Sending e-mails and text messages following transactions is commonly used by businesses and banks to confirm that the recipient actually made the purchase or money transfer. Customers receiving notification on a fraudulent transaction will quickly contact the business to stop the process. Advanced malware can inject code into popular Web mail, such as AOL, Yahoo, and Microsoft Hotmail, hiding authorization messages. As a result, fraudulent transactions are completed unbeknownst to the victim.