A new attack on Italian Web sites could herald a new wave of cyber crime. 

According to a report in Guardian News & Media, the attack has been launched on more that 10 000 Web pages mostly in Italy, although it is also spreading to the US and Spain.
The attacks are launched by gangs thought to hail from eastern Europe, using Russian tool kits bought on the Internet.
The software downloads a keylogger on to infected computers and gives the attackers access to any information entered on the site.
Experts believe Italy may have been targeted because the attackers could have discovered a way to penetrate a particular Italian bank's firewalls and steal identities.
The different between this and other Trojan attacks is the massive scale of this one, and the focus on stealing banking identities.
The attacks probably began about the middle of June.