Kaspersky Issues False Alarm for HSBC Trojan

Kara Reeder

PC Advisor reports that some users of HSBC's personal Internet banking site were given a false warning by Kaspersky Internet Security software that they had been infected by the HTLM-Agent-CE Trojan.

 

HSBC told ZDNet UK

 

"HSBC has not been hit by a Trojan, but the latest update to Kaspersky AV software is generating messages on some secure websites (including ours) when none is warranted."

 

According to The Register, a Kaspersky spokesman says the situation was "quickly rectified." The company apologized for any inconvenience.

 

In related news, the company has updated its Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Anti-Virus programs for 2010, reports CNET News.



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