The world’s favorite open souce virusscanner, ClamAV, has just announced a new detection module that scans outgoing traffic for unwanted information disclosure. It’s called a Data Loss Prevention module:
Description: We have written a new module that, when enabled, scans data for the inclusion of US formated Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers and other personally identifying information.
Benefit: Identity theft is an increasing concern among both IT specialists and the public. This fully configurable module scans incoming and outgoing data for signs of a Trojan. These Trojans transmit private data. ClamAV, coupled with Snort, detects attempted data thefts.