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Kaspersky falsely identifies HSBC Trojan

Error quickly rectified

Kaspersky Internet Security software falsely warned some users that HSBC's personal internet banking site had been infected with malware over the weekend.

Once users had logged on to the site, the software claimed the HTLM-Agent-CE Trojan had been installed onto their PC.

HSBC told ZDNet that the site had not been attacked and that "the latest update to Kaspersky AV software is generating messages on some secure websites (including ours) when none is warranted".

Meanwhile a Kaspersky spokesman told The Register the warning was false and the problem had been "rectified quickly".

No other security vendors have reported that HSBC's site was infected.

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