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Briefly: bank fraud tool, college deals, Pix and Stix

updated 02:20 am EDT, Wed June 20, 2012

Trend Micro disassembles Automatic Transfer System malware payload

Trend Micro has published information on a new cybercrime tool that automates bank fraud. The new method, called the Automatic Transfer System is inserted into a user's system with either the SpyEye or ZeuS Windows-specific malware and automatically steals user information, doesn't use pop-ups, and covers up traces of illegal transfers as it steals. No US banks have been affected by the attack method yet, with German, English, and Italian banks have been the primary targets. TrendMicro reports that the tool is easily adaptable to US banking methods.

Best Buy details litany of college student deals

Details of electronics retailer Best Buy's college student deals have been announced. Featured deals include Microsoft's free Xbox 360 with a $700 Windows laptop purchase deal, $100 off the current-generation MacBook Pro (not including Retina display model), a $25 gift card with the purchase of Windows 7, and $50 off Geek Squad technical support. Proper identification and confirmation of college attendance is required to redeem the deals. Specific details and terms of sale are available at the Best Buy student deals portal.

Pix & Stix unleashed on iPads everywhere

The Pix & Stix range of products, giving actual drumsticks and guitar picks to GarageBand or other similar apps, has been launched. StudioProper has refitted the musical equipment by casting them out of conductive rubber, allowing for actual in-app play without damaging the iPad touchscreen. Two drumsticks and one guitar pick are available online for $30.

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