'One of the top reasons for choosing Linux, according to many users,
is enhanced security. In particular, if you have spent much time using
Windows PCs, you're familiar with the fact that Windows is the primary
target for malware worldwide. Linux, on the other hand, is rarely
targeted by virus writers and hackers.
However, according to the Avast blog, a new Linux Trojan dubbed "Hand
of a Thief" is actually targeting Linux users' bank accounts.'
-- source: http://ostatic.com/blog/hand-of-a-thief-linux-malware-goes-for-the-money
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174