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A 36-year-old from South Croydon, London, has been arrested by cops investigating allegations of fraud involving the bank-account-raiding Tilon Trojan.

The as-yet-unnamed man is suspected of conspiring to defraud and breaking drug laws. He was collared by officers from the Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

Investigators seized computers and digital media from the suspect's home. The gear will be examined by computer forensic experts. The cuffed bloke was taken to a south London cop shop for questioning on Tuesday.

Police said the arrest related to an ongoing probe into the distribution of the Tilon Trojan, which is a strain of man-in-the-browser (MitB) malware. The software nasty works by intercepting data typed into web pages in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and perhaps other browsers, and sending any sensitive information - such as bank account passwords - to miscreants' central command servers.

The Trojan was first detected by Israeli security firm Trusteer in July 2012. The malware is related to the earlier Silon malware. ®

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