Trojan Warning!



At 12:30am Dec 2 (Tues) EST hackers hijacked the Web site,
one of the largest online bill payment companies, redirecting an unknown
number of visitors to a Web address from the Ukraine that tried to
install malicious software on visitors' computers, until the company
regained control of the site at 5am EST. "...analysis of the malware
indicates that it is a new strain of Trojan horse program designed to
steal user names and passwords." US Bank was also affected. It appears
that the hackers did not breach the company's account credentials (did
not steal names and passwords wholesale). The indication is that anyone
who paid a bill to any of the companies below online during that
night/early morning time period is at risk. Although this is a very low
traffic time frame, customers of these companies should be aware.
Changing passwords is always a simple, prudent measure.

The full list of companies who use CheckFree is given below; included
are Bank of America, Verizon, Sprint, Comcast, American Express, AT&T,
as well as a host of local power companies and stores.

Addison Avenue Credit Cards
ADT Security Services, Inc.
Air Force FCU VISA
Alabama Power
Alameda County Water District
Allegheny Power (Electric)
Alliant Energy IPL
Alliant Energy WPL
Allstate Insurance
Alphera Financial Services
AmerenCILCO Utility Payments
AmerenCIPS Utility Payments
AmerenIP (Illinois Power)
AmerenUE Utility Payments
American Express
Amica Insurance - P&C
Anderson Graphic
Andrews FCU VISA Credit Card
APCI FCU Credit Cards
Apple FCU Credit Card
APS - Arizona Public Service
Aquarion Water Company
Armstrong Cable
Armstrong Telephone
AT&T Bill (BellSouth)
AT&T Bill (SBC-CA)
AT&T Bill (SBC-CT)
AT&T Bill (SBC-NV)
AT&T Local and Long Distance
AT&T Mobility
Auburn Placer Disposal Svc
Avista Utilities CA and OR
Avista Utilities WA and ID
Baltimore Gas and Electric
Banana Republic Card
Bank Fund Staff FCU Credit Card
Bank of America Business Card
Bank of America Credit Card
Bank of America Mortgage
Bank of America Vehicle Loan
Barclays Bank Delaware
Bay State Gas
Bear Valley Electric Service
Belk Credit Card
Blackfoot Telecommunications
Bloomingdale's Premier Visa
Bloomingdale's Visa
BMW Financial Services
Board of Water Supply (Honolulu)
Boston Globe Home Delivery
Burbank Water and Power
California Water Service Co
Casella Waste Systems Inc
Catholic Federal Platinum Visa
CenterPoint Energy
Central Hudson Gas and Electric
Central Maine Power
Chaparral City Water Company
Charter Communications, Inc
Chicago Tribune
Christian Community CU
Chrysler Financial
Cincinnati Bell Telephone
Cincinnati Enquirer
Citizens Gas & Coke Utility
Citizens Insurance
City Garbage Co of Eureka CA
City of Amarillo, Texas
City of Bell Gardens
City of Cape Coral
City of San Jose Recycle +
City of Torrance Water/Sewer
City Utilities of Springfield MO
Clark Public Utilities, WA
Cleveland Public Power
Cobb EMC
Columbia Gas of Kentucky
Columbia Gas of Maryland
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
Columbia Gas of Virginia
Comcast Cable Communications
ComEd - Commonwealth Edison
Community First Credit Card
Con Edison of New York
Connecticut Light and Power
Connecticut Natural Gas
Connexus Energy
Conway Corporation
Countrywide Home Loans
Cox Communications
Crystal Rock/Vermont Pure
Cuna Mutual Insurance
Dakota Electric Association
Decatur Earthmover Cr. Un.
Deerbrook Insurance
Deere Employees CU VISA
Del Norte Disposal, Inc.
Department of Water (Kauai)
Dept of Water Supply (Maui)
DFCU Financial Credit Cards
DISH Network
Dixon Sanitary Service
Dominion East Ohio
Dominion North Carolina Pwr
Dominion Virginia Power
DTE Energy
Duke Energy Carolinas
Duke Energy IN
Duke Energy KY
Duke Energy OH
Duke Energy Summary Bills
DuPont Fibers FCU Credit Cards
Duquesne Light Company
East Bank Club
East Bay MUD
Eastern Propane & Oil
El Paso Electric
El Paso Water Utilities
Encompass Insurance
Entergy (AR, LA, MS)
Entergy - Texas
Entrust FCU Visa Card
Fayetteville Free Weekly
First Entertainment CU-VISA
Florida Power and Light
Florida Public Utilities
Founders FCU Visa
Fry's Credit Card
Gas South
General Electric CU Credit Card
Georgia Power
Gerber Life Insurance Co.
Golden Gate Disposal Company
Golden State Water Company
Goodman News - Dispatch
Guardian Protection Services
Gulf Power
Hanover Insurance Company
Hawaii Electric Light Co
Hawaiian Electric Co.Inc
Holiday Stationstores
Homecomings Financial
Idaho Power Company
Indianapolis Power&Light Company
Intermountain Gas Company
Irvine Ranch Water District
JAX FCU Credit Cards
JCPenney Consumer Credit Card
JEA - Serving NE Florida
Justice FCU Credit Cards
Kansas City Power & Light
Kirtland FCU Credit Card
Kokomo Gas and Fuel
KVIE Public Television
Laclede Gas Company
Lafayette FCU MasterCard
Lakeland Electric - Lakeland, FL
Langley FCU Credit Cards
Lansing Board of Water & Light
Las Vegas Water District
LCEC (Lee County Electric Co-op)
Liberty Mutual Group
Los Altos Garbage Service Co
Los Angeles Times
Lowe's Consumer Credit Card
Lowe's Project Card
Lowe's Visa Platinum
Madison Gas & Electric
Marathon Petroleum Company LLC
Mass. State ECU Credit Cards
Maui Electric Co, LTD
McDonald County News Gazette
McDonald County Press
Memphis Light, Gas and Water
MidAmerican Energy
Midcontinent Communications
MINI Financial Services
Mississippi Power
MOHELA - MO Higher Ed Loan Auth
Moulton Niguel Water District
Nashville Electric Service
National Grid-Keyspan Energy
Nevada Power
New York Times Subscriptions
Nicor Gas
Nordstrom Retail
Nordstrom Visa
Northern Indiana Fuel and Light
Northern Utilities
Northwestern Energy-Montana
Novartis FCU Credit Cards
Nutmeg State FCU Visa
NuUnion Credit Union Credit Card
Ohio Casualty
Old Navy Account Credit Card
Pacific Gas & Electric
Patrons Oxford Insurance Company
PECO Energy
Pentagon FCU Visa/MasterCard
Peoples Gas/North Shore Gas
Pepco (Potomac Electric Power)
Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)
Philadelphia Inquirer
Piedmont Natural Gas Company
PNC Bank Line of Credit
Prairie Grove Enterprise
Progress Energy Carolinas Inc.
Progressive Insurance
Protection One
Provident Credit Union Visa
PSE - Puget Sound Energy
PSNC Energy
Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance
Qwest Communications
Rappahannock Electric Co-op
Redwood Credit Union VISA Credit
Regional Water Authority- CT
Reliant Energy
Reliant Energy Solutions
Richmond VA - Public Utilities
Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE)
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Fin Serv
RRWRD (Wastewater/Sewer)
Rumpke Consolidated Services
SAM'S CLUB Personal Credit
San Antonio Express-News
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Sanitation District No. 1,N.KY
SCANA Energy
SCE&G - SC Electric & Gas Co.
Schools Financial CU Visa
SFPUC - Water Department
Sierra Pacific Power Company
Sioux Falls FCU Visa
Small Business Administration
SMUD - Sacramento
Snohomish County PUD #1
Sotheby's MasterCard
South Valley Disp & Recy, Inc
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Southern Connecticut Gas Co.
SouthernLINC Wireless
Southwest City Republic
Southwest Gas Corporation
Southwest Texas Telephone
Speedway SuperAmerica
SPIRE Federal Credit Union
Sprint Long Distance
Stanford Fed Credit Union VISA
State Credit Union Visa
State Farm Insurance
Statewide FCU VISA Card
Stevens Creek Disp & Recy
Stevens P.U.D. WA
Stream Energy
SuddenLink Alexandria
SuddenLink Arkansas
SuddenLink East Texas
SuddenLink Greater Oklahoma
SuddenLink North Carolina
SuddenLink Pacific
SuddenLink West Texas
SuddenLink West Virginia
Sumter Electric Cooperative
Sunset Scavenger Company
SunTrust Mortgage
Tampa Bay Federal Credit Card
Teacher Federal CU - Visa
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Farmington Post
The Lincoln Leader
The Morning News (AR)
The Neighborhood, built by MCI
The Queen's FCU Visa Credit Card
Time Warner Cable Hebbronville
Time Warner Cable Zapata, TX
Travelers of Massachusetts
Tucson Electric Power
Tuition Management Systems
TXU Energy
U.S. Cellular
U.S. First Credit Union Visa
UGI Utilities
United Illuminating Company
Unitil Concord Electric Company
Unitil Exeter & Hampton
Unitil Fitchburg Gas & Electric
University CU MasterCard, CA
Upper Peninsula Power Co
US Dept. of Ed - Direct Loans
Vacaville Sanitary Service
Vallejo Garbage Service Inc
Vectren Energy Delivery
Verizon Communications
Verizon Wireless
Visterra CU Visa Credit Card
VyStar CU / VISA
Wal-Mart Consumer Credit Card
Wal-Mart Discover
Washington Gas
West Bend Mutual Insurance
Wisconsin Public Service
WMECO Massachusetts
WSSC Water
Xcel Energy
Y-12 Federal Credit Union Visa
Yuba-Sutter Disposal, Inc.


In My Opinion
thank God. I thought I had to worry about skillet girl getting a sibling.