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Financial Fraud and Internet Banking: Threats and Countermeasures

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Executive Summary

To reach the gullible as well as the experienced, cybercriminals are developing new attack methods and new traps. One example is clickjacking. Also known as UI redress attack, this web-related structural weakness can fool users when they view a web page made of two layers. While users believe they are performing actions on the visible layer, they are actually interacting with a transparent layer on top of the visible layer. These attacks consist of two steps: intercepting the click and rerouting its intention. Once the click has been intercepted, the attacker can make a user do almost anything without his knowledge - make purchases or money transfers, add a trusted contact, and more.

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