A cyber-crime case brought by U.S. prosecutors in New York may add to the fears of anyone who banks online.
The charges against three foreign nationals -- a Russian, a Latvian and a Romanian -- allege they were involved in creating and distributing a computer virus that infected more than 40,000 computers in the United States in an effort to steal customers' bank-account data and other information. The so-called Gozi virus led to the theft of unspecified millions of dollars, court documents say.
U.S. Atty. Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, is scheduled to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the case. In recent speeches and interviews, Bharara has sounded an alarm over growing cyber threats.