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Monday, August 07, 2006

Weekly Report On Viruses And Intruders

The recent report from Panda Software on viruses and intruders clearly reflects the new dynamic influencing malware creators. The three examples of malicious code detailed in the report are aimed at spying, hijacking computers and stealing bank details.  The three examples of malicious code detailed in the report are aimed at spying, hijacking computers and stealing bank details.

Firstly, RuSpy.A is a Trojan that obtains user names and passwords for a range of programs including ICQ, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Outlook and The Bat!  This information is then sent to the creator in an email message.  To avoid detection, it tries to terminate several processes belonging to security tools (antivirus programs and files).

Another widespread fraud technique is to hijack computers. This is what the Tervserv.A backdoor Trojan does.

Finally, this week’s report looks at Banker.DZO. This is a Trojan that monitors Internet traffic generated when a user accesses the web pages of Banco de Brasil, Bradesco, CEF, GERENCIADOR, Itau and Brad.Juridico.

http://www.it-observer.com/news/6645/weekly_report_viruses_intruders/

Posted on 08/07
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