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Lineage.BZE

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lineage.BZE
Technical name:Trj/Lineage.BZE
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-PSW.Win32.OnLineGames.ehk, Trojan-PSW.Win32.OnLineGames.xtt,
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:Jan. 2, 2007
Detection updated on:June 16, 2010
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Lineage.BZE is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: passwords saved by certain Windows services; keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Lineage.BZE uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
  • It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Downloader.QYK, Downloader.VDW, Lineage.KMA.