Site warns of programs that monitor access info
Stars and Stripes, About two dozen Thrift Savings Plan customers’ computers were infected last December with a software program that records a user’s keystrokes, according to TSP’s Web site.
The total loss was about $35,000, and TSP is working to return the money. The savings plan also has discontinued transactions for electronic payments, according to the site.
Additionally, military investigators and savings plan officials warn users to be aware that this “keylogging” software exists and that home computers may be vulnerable.
The software captures and records the keystrokes of a user’s access information, which can be sold to others who might use it to steal money, according to the site.
To avoid becoming a victim, users should ensure home computers have up-to-date anti-virus software. Also, close out Internet browser windows after completing transactions. That means clicking the ‘X’ at the top corner of your Internet browser window. Logging out is not enough.